Dorothy C. Browne, Ph.D.

Job Title(s)
Foundation Leadership Council Member
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About Dorothy

Dorothy (Dot) C. Browne has over 35 years of experience in higher education administration and research. She is currently working in health disparities as a Senior Research Scientist at Shaw University in Raleigh and an Adjunct Professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Until 2001, Dr. Browne was a tenured faculty member at the School of Public Health at UNC-CH. After she retired from UNC-CH, she held administrative and research positions at four colleges and universities in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Mississippi.  In her administrative position in Mississippi, she was the Inaugural Dean for the newly created Jackson State School of Public Health, the only accredited school of public health at a Historically Black University.  Dot has been a permanent resident of Durham since 1981.  She is on the Boards of the Emily K Center and the Durham Symphony.  Dot is also a member of the Inaugural Class of Leadership Triangle (known as the Goodman Fellows).

Dot earned an undergraduate degree from Bennett College, a Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters and a Doctoral Degree of Public Health from the T. H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University.  Dot is a member of the first Leadership Triangle Class (1992) which is now  Goodman Fellows and former member of the Board of Directors of Triangle Community Foundation.


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