Tyson BrownSociology and health policy scholar Tyson Brown, of the Duke Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA), has been named the inaugural Presidential Fellow by Duke President Vincent E. Price. The one-year, part-time fellowship is designed to prepare promising mid-career faculty members for future leadership roles and to engage them in the administration of the university.

Brown is associate professor of sociology, director of the Center on Health & Society, and a DUPRI Scholar. His research explores connections between social and health inequities. Most recently he has focused on identifying the structural and psychosocial mechanisms behind disparities in the health of older Americans.

During the 2021-22 academic year, Brown will work with members of Price’s cabinet, participate in leadership meetings and coordinate a project related to a university priority.

“I’m excited to get a 360 view of the university and to do a deep dive on strategic initiatives,” Brown said. “I see this fellowship as a unique opportunity to learn from, and work alongside, President Price and the administration on a range of matters important to the Duke community.”

Excerpted from CPHA news release, “Tyson Brown Named First Presidential Scholar at Duke.”