Dr. Lawrence T. Brown

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Associate Professor, School of Community Health and Policy
Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Community Organizing
Economic Security
Community Development
Urban Development / Revitalization
Racial Equity & Healing
African-American / Black Communities
Racism / Undoing Structural Racism
Social Justice
Civil Rights


Lawrence T. Brown, is the grandson of Mississippi Delta sharecroppers and preachers. He is a native of West Memphis, Arkansas and moved to Baltimore in the fall of 2010. His current research addresses the impact of historical trauma on community health. He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled The Black Butterfly: Why We Must Dismantle Baltimore Apartheid and Make Black Neighborhoods Matter to be published in 2018. He has served on the board of Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy in West Baltimore for the past 4 years and has taught the Teaching and Trauma short course for TFA Baltimore for the past 2 years. He is a racial equity consultant, an organizer with Baltimore Bloc, a co-founded of the lead poisoning awareness initiative #BmoreLEADfree, and an associate professor at Morgan State University in the School of Community Health and Policy.