Brown awarded national Career Development Award

A University of Florida doctoral student has received a national award to fund his health services research.

David Brown, a student in the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ Ph.D. program in health services research, received a Career Development Award through the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The award is renewable annually for up to three years.

In his research, Brown works with faculty in the department of health services administration to examine the effect of adverse childhood experiences on health and health problems in adulthood. Adverse childhood experiences are defined as a child growing up in a household with recurrent physical or emotional abuse, sexual abuse, mental illness, substance abuse or a missing parent. Brown will be focusing specifically on pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease outcomes in adulthood as well as health-care utilization.

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