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Elizabeth Brown ImageElizabeth R. Brown, Sc.D., is a research associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington in Seattle and a member of both the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division and the Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Brown has worked on the statistical design and analysis of HIV/AIDS clinical trials since 2002. In 2011, she took on the role of principal investigator of the Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) for the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), an HIV/AIDS clinical trials network established by in 2006 by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The SDMC is housed within the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The focus of Dr. Brown’s research includes the design and analyses of clinical trials for HIV prevention, joint models for longitudinal and survival data, and statistical methods in HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular research.  Dr. Brown is the author of several peer-reviewed articles in the area of HIV/AIDS and related statistical methodology.

In addition to her role at MTN, Dr. Brown was lead statistician on an HIV Prevention Trials Network Phase III clinical trial called HIVNET 024 to prevent the perinatal mother-to-child transmission of HIV.   She also served as protocol statistician on HPTN 046, which found that giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months reduced the risk of HIV transmission.

Dr. Brown received her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia. She earned a master’s degree in biometrics at the University of Colorado and a doctorate in biostatistics from Harvard University. 

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