About Andrew Brown

Andrew W Brown, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor with the Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Biostatistics Core Director for the Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention with Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. Dr. Brown conducts “research on research” through qualitative and quantitative research summaries, characterizing reporting practices that may contribute to scientific misinformation, and evaluating methodological and statistical choices that may result in ambiguous or misinterpreted results. Such efforts are applied through post-publication review activities, in which the team identifies and corrects errors in published literature, as well as creating tutorial and instructive articles to encourage stronger research practices going forward.

Formally trained in nutrition, biochemistry, and statistics, Dr. Brown has conducted research using simulation, in vitro, ex vivo, animal, observational, and intervention models. He has received local, regional, and national awards and spoken internationally about integrity in research and science communication, particularly with respect to nutrition and obesity.

Dr. Brown is a Fellow of The Obesity Society and has served in leadership roles with the American Society for Nutrition, The Obesity Society, and the American Public Health Association. His work has been funded through various stakeholders, including Alliance for Potato Research & Education, American Egg Board, Center for Open Science, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Hass Avocado Board, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Sloan Foundation, and multiple NIH institutes (NHLBI, NIA, NIDDK, NIGMS, and NLM).

Dr. Brown completed his masters in biochemistry with a graduate minor in statistics at Iowa State University under the mentorship of Dr. Donald C. Beitz, with a focus on the influence of lipids and health. He then completed his Ph.D. in nutrition with a graduate minor in statistics under the mentorship of Dr. Timothy P. Carr at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where he studied models of the inhibition of cholesterol absorption by phytosterols and their derivatives. As a post-doctoral trainee under the mentorship of Dr. David B. Allison at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as part of the Office of Energetics and Nutrition Obesity Research Center, he investigated research reporting fidelity in nutrition and obesity research. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington, with which he maintains a visiting appointment.

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This website is primarily meant to be a resource for anyone needing to know professional information about me, which is often just myself (e.g., needing easy access to article links). The pages listed in the navigation bar mostly serve the purpose of providing easily accessible information from my CV, but these pages may be augmented with additional details or external hyperlinks that may not typically be included in a static CV.

Updated 2023-02-17