Darigg Brown is a research public health analyst in the Primary Prevention Research and Evaluation Program. With postdoctoral training in behavioral science research and doctoral training in biobehavioral health, concentrating on HIV/AIDS, he is skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as program evaluation and capacity-building efforts. Dr. Brown has a diverse set of work experience in community, state, federal, and international health settings, conducting research and programmatic activities in areas such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and injury prevention.
His work in these areas includes coordinating evaluation and data collection activities with stakeholders to improve the Rhode Island Statewide Diabetes Health System; developing evaluation tools to measure program effectiveness for diabetes prevention and multiple sclerosis education; managing a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded tuberculosis surveillance expansion project; and conducting a culturally appropriate intervention research study in South Africa to influence attitudes toward HIV/AIDS. In addition, he has conducted site visits with CDC grantees to assess program progress and provide technical assistance on intervention development for study target populations.