Research & Publications
Nancy J. Brown, M.D. is the Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Yale School of Medicine and the C.N.H. Long professor of Internal Medicine. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Brown has led a translational research program that focuses on developing new pharmacological strategies to prevent vascular disease in patients with high blood pressure and diabetes.
Throughout her career, Dr. Brown has worked to promote the development of physician-scientists. She established the Vanderbilt Master of Science in Clinical Investigation in 2000. From 2006-2010, she served as the Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development and established an institutional infrastructure to support physician-scientists in the transition to independence.
From 2010 to 2020, Dr. Brown served as chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief of Vanderbilt University Hospital. Dr. Brown was a member of the NIH National Advisory Research Resources Council and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council. Her research has been recognized by the American Heart Association (Harriet Dustan Award), the E.K. Frey-E. Werle Foundation, the American Society of Hypertension and the American Federation for Clinical Research. In 2018, she was named the Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine by the Association of Professors of Medicine.
Dr. Brown is a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Education & Training
- Fellow in Clinical PharmacologyVanderbilt University (1991)
- Medicine Intern and ResidentVanderbilt University (1989)
- MDHarvard University (1986)
- Development ScientistEnergy Resources Company, Inc. (1982)
- ABYale College, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (1981)
- Board CertificationAB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1989)
Honors & Recognition
|August M. Watanabe Prize in Translational Research||Indiana University School of Medicine||2021|
|Elected Member to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences||American Academy of Arts & Sciences||2021|
|Elected Master||American College of Physicians||2019|
|A. Ross McIntyre Award for Achievement in Medical Science||University of Nebraska College of Medicine||2018|
|Robert H. Williams, M.D. Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award||Association of Professors of Medicine||2018|
|Member||National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine)||2014|
|Fellow||American Association for the Advancement of Science||2012|
|Member||American Clinical and Climatological Association||2010|
|E.K. Frey-E. Werle Foundation Promotion Prize||2009|
|Harriet Dustan Award||American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research||2009|
|Member||Association of American Physicians||2008|
|Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)||Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, Drexel University College of Medicine||2005, 2006|
|Member||American Society for Clinical Investigation||2003|
|American Federation for Clinical Research Outstanding Investigator Award||2002|
|American Society of Hypertension Young Scholar Award||2001|
|Elected Fellow||Council for High Blood Pressure Research, American Heart Association||1999|
|Merck Sharp and Dohme Fellowship Award for Excellence in High Blood Pressure Research||Council for High Blood Pressure Research||1991|