Henry (Shelton) Brown, III, PhD

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Associate Professor, Management, Policy & Community Health
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Dr. Brown specializes in health economics. He has examined health insurance markets, and the productivity of those with diabetes. More recently, he has assessed the cost-effectiveness of several public health interventions including childhood obesity, nutrition, vaccination, opioid and substance use disorder, and smoking cessation. 

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Current Projects

STREETS (Safe TRavel Environment Evaluation in Texas Schools)

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The STREETS Study (Safe TRavel Environment Evaluation in Texas Schools) is a five-year (2018 – 2023) natural experiment that is evaluating the City of Austin Safe Routes to School program.

HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living)

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This project is a clinic-community based intervention to implement an early life-cycle approach to obesity prevention among pregnant women and women with infants from low-income families.

Recent Publications

Are Hospital Workers Healthy? A Study of Cardiometabolic, Behavioral, and Psychosocial Factors Associated With Obesity Among Hospital Workers

(Sharma SV, Upadhyaya M, Karhade M, Baun WB, Perkison WB, Pompeii LA, Brown HS, Hoelscher DM; J Occup Environ Med.; 2016)

Cardiometabolic Risk Factors among Children and Adolescents with Severe Obesity in the United States, 1999-2012

(Li L, Pérez A, Wu LT, Ranjit N, Brown HS, Kelder SH; Child Obes.; 2016)

Cost-effectiveness of a community-based weight control intervention targeting a low-socioeconomic-status Mexican-origin population

(Wilson, K, Brown HS, Bastida E; Health Promotion Practice, 2015)

Cross-gender Social Normative Effects for Violence in Middle School: Do Girls Carry a Social Multiplier Effect for At-risk Boys?

(Yarnell LM, Pasch KE, Brown HS 3rd, Perry CL, Komro KA; Journal of Youth and Adolescence; 2014)

The price of access: Capitalization of neighborhood contextual factors and obesity

(Brown HS, Yarnell LM; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2013)

Cigarette Quitlines, Taxes, and Other Tobacco Control Policies: A State-Level Analysis

(Brown HS, Karson S; Health Economics, 2013)

The cost-effectiveness of a school-based smoking prevention program in India

(Brown HS, Stigler MH, Perry CL, Dhavan P, Arora M, Reddy KS; Health Promotion International, 2013)

Influence of grade-level drinking norms on individual drinking behavior

(Yarnell L, Brown HS, Pasch KE, Perry CL, Komro KA; American Journal of Health Behavior, 2013)

Cost-effectiveness analysis of a community health worker intervention for low-income Hispanic adults with diabetes

(Brown HS, Wilson KJ, Pagan JA, Arcari CM, Martinez M, Smith K, Reininger BM ; Preventing Chronic Disease , 2012)

Missed opportunities for diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia in a Mexican American population, Cameron County Hispanic Cohort, 2003-2008

(Fisher-Hoch SP, Vatcheva KP, Laing ST, Hossain MM, Rahbar MH, Hanis CM, Brown HS, Rentfro AR, Reininger BM, McCormick JB ; Preventing Chronic Disease, 2012)

Classroom norms and individual smoking behavior in middle school

(Yarnell LM, Brown HS ; American Journal of Health Behavior , 2012)

Physical activity, television viewing, and the risk of obesity in students, Texas

(Perez A, Hoelscher DM, Springer AE, Brown HS, Barroso CS, Kelder SH, Castrucci B ; Preventing Chronic Disease , 2011)

Diabetes and employment productivity: Does diabetes management matter?

(Brown HS, Perez A, Yarnell L, Pagan JA, Hanis CM, Fisher-Hoch SP, McCormick JB. ; The American Journal of Managed Care, 2011)