Betty Markatos Brown

Research health analyst, Center for Health Policy Science and Tobacco Research

Betty Markatos Brown


  • MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, Psychology and Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Betty Brown specializes in tobacco control research and evaluation. With more than 15 years of experience in tobacco control evaluation, Ms. Brown conducts evaluation planning and leads complex data collection projects involving multimodal research.

Ms. Brown has played a key role in our evaluations of tobacco control programs in New York, North Dakota, Florida, Utah, and Vermont. For the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products, she studies state and local tobacco control policies including leading a recent study of New York City’s restriction on sales of flavored tobacco products.

Ms. Brown’s primary research interest is conducting process and outcome evaluations that assess the implementation, impact, and unintended consequences of tobacco control policies. In addition, she studies health systems change interventions designed to support provider tobacco cessation interventions with patients.