Dorothy C. Browne was named the inaugural dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University. The institution is the first school of public health in the state of Mississippi. Since 2012, Dr. Browne has been an adjunct professor of maternal and child welfare in the School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Earlier in her career, Dr. Browne was director of the Public Health Institute at North Carolina A&T State University.
“We look forward to having someone of Dr. Browne’s caliber lead this very important academic enterprise supporting one of Jackson State University’s roles in the state’s and region’s emerging healthcare corridors,” said Carolyn W. Meyers, president of Jackson State University.
“Her career track shows a long and passionate commitment to public health and to improving health disparities.”
Dr. Browne is a graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She holds a master of social work degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of public health degree and a doctorate of public health from Harvard University.