Robert M. Brown III, Ph.D. is a medical sociologist whose research has become increasingly more focused on the reciprocal relationship between economic stress and health, particularly in the wake of the federal government shutdown during October 2013. He also provides expertise to state, federal and private agencies in areas which include family and community violence reduction and prevention, strengthening families, job preparedness for the 21st century workforce and health promotion. He believes that health should be viewed holistically, as a state of mental, emotional, spiritual, physical and economic well-being.
Dr. Brown, a graduate of Howard University, has been a featured guest on radio and television programs around the country as well as a sought after speaker on these topics. As an educator and adjunct professor at Howard University, Dr. Brown is an advocate for students' success in the classroom and beyond. He encourages students' commitment to academic excellence and life-long learning. He also believes that higher education is an important tool for success in the 21st century which should be used in tandem with other skill sets to facilitate superior academic, work and life achievements.