Susan D. (Moore) Brown

Class of 2000

Susan D. Brown is a tenured Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on behavior change interventions for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease prevention, particularly among racially and ethnically diverse women who bear disproportionate burdens of chronic disease.

How has being a Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies (formerly Women's Studies) graduate from Duke University help shape your professional success?

Being a Women's Studies graduate, and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow in Women's Studies at Duke, profoundly shaped my career trajectory. It emboldened me to ask new questions and underscored the importance of hearing from groups that have been marginalized. It prepared me to be an independent thinker. That preparation has been integral to my current efforts to examine inequities in health and create opportunities for all women to lead their healthiest lives.


Susan D. (Moore) Brown
Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis