Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research


Louis D. Brown, PhD

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Associate Professor



The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) School of Public Health, El Paso Campus

Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests

Health Equity
Behavioral/Mental Health
Adolescent Health
Border Health
Substance Use


Louis D. Brown is trained as a community psychologist and study community-based interventions that promote mental and behavioral health. He is particularly interested in social justice, empowerment, and community engagement. His work with the implementation and evaluation of community-based interventions focuses on low-income, minority populations. He has active lines of research with community prevention coalitions, self-help and mutual support, school-based preventive interventions, and Hispanic health disparities..


Email: Louis.D.Brown@uth.tmc.edu 
Phone: +1 (915) 747-8506
Fax: +1 (915) 747-8512

Current Projects


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Needs assessment of methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men in the US.

Teens Against Tobacco Use

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This project is an innovative health promotion program that empowers youth to serve as both educators and healthy policy advocates.

Traveler's Health Project

Healthy Fit

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This project connect residents in predominantly low income Hispanic communities to health resources.

Proyecto Vales+Tú: A Program to Prevent Injury Disparities Among Latino Day Laborers

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The aims of this study were to identify intervention priorities then to design and pilot a culturally responsive safety intervention program for Latino day laborers (LDL).