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About Andrew Brown
Andrew W Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Applied Health Science at the Indiana University School of Public Health Bloomington. Formally trained in nutrition, biochemistry, and statistics, he brings practical, basic science experience to evaluating how nutrition research is conducted and communicated. His recent work involves investigating myths and presumptions in nutrition and obesity literature, meta-analyzing studies about nutritional influences on obesity, characterizing reporting practices that may perpetuate nutrition misinformation, and crowdsourcing the synthesis of published research. Dr. Brown has received local, regional, and national awards and spoken internationally about integrity in research reporting and science communication with respect to nutrition and obesity research.
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.