Dr. Elizabeth R. Brown

Retired, Director of Neonatology, School of Medicine

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Military Policy & Issues
Food Systems
Food Systems
Healthcare Provider
Racial Equity & Healing
Juvenile Justice
Latino / Hispanic Communities


Dr. Elizabeth R. Brown Brown attained her BS degree in Chemistry at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in NYC and then her MD degree at the University of Maryland in 1972. After her residency training in Pediatrics at McGill University in Montreal (Montreal Children's Hospital), she completed her Fellowship Training in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine at Harvard Medical School's Joint Program in Neonatology. Following fellowship training in 1978, she remained on staff in the Joint Program in Neonatology as a Assisent Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard University and clinical physician in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and continued to pursue her long term research interest in fetal and newborn lung development. In 1985, she became the Director of Neonatology at Boston City Hospital, now Boston Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. In 1988, Dr. Brown was awarded a Kellogg National Fellowship Program award. That work focused on Public Health around the world. This led to work with the City of Boston Department of Public Health for which Dr. Brown was Medical Director from 1991-96. She spent the next decade advocating for treatment for women who have difficulties with addiction. She served on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Health and Recovery, an advocacy group working with the state and city health department to increase access for care for pregnant women with problems of addiction. She retired in 2008. She is a member of the Science Advisory Committee for her alma mater, the College of Mount Saint Vincent in NYC. Dr. Brown was asked to be a member of the KFLA Board of Directors in 2014.