Mary Jean Brown

Senior Technical Analyst

Dr. Mary Jean Brown serves as a technical advisor to Healthy Housing Solutions of housing interventions for lead, asthma, injuries and other housing-related health issues. She is the former chief of the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and serves on the faculty of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. An internationally recognized expert and leader in the field of childhood lead poisoning prevention and healthy housing, Dr. Brown works regularly with U.S. public health agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as well as nongovernmental organizations such as the National Center for Health Housing and the Pew Charitable Trust. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, commentaries, and policy documents and conducted epidemiological studies.

Dr. Brown received a Doctor of Science degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College in 1982.