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Brown Scholars

Our Scholars

Chandra Jackson
Alumni Chandra Jackson, PhD'12, focuses her research on the epidemiology, prevention and control of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Learn More
Rene Najera
PhD student Rene Najera hopes to expand his knowledge of the basics while learning of the cutting edge practices Johns Hopkins is helping to implement. Learn More
Aracelis Torres
Aracelis, PhD student, want to evaluate geographic cancer disparities among female residents of Baltimore City. Learn More

The C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown Community Health Scholarship Program trains future public health leaders who are committed to eliminating health disparities in Baltimore.

Many chronic diseases and health conditions are overrepresented in minority communities. Brown Scholars are passionate public health students interested in working to improve the health and quality of life of underserved, vulnerable and low-income populations here in Baltimore and in other urban centers.

The program provides tuition, a stipend, research support and faculty mentorship to select doctoral candidates enrolled at the Bloomberg School.

Message from C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown
C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown

“Our major goal is to improve the health outcomes of low-income families in Baltimore,” say Sylvia and Eddie.

The Browns, who have been active philanthropists in Baltimore for many years, want the scholars to use their academic knowledge and research in the community for an extended time and make a significant, transformative impact.