Paul Brown, Ph.D.

Paul Brown, Ph.D.

The University of the West Indies

Professor Paul Brown is a tenured professor of molecular biology at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, and has been involved in studying infectious diseases for over 30 years. He is involved in academic advising and mentorship and has mentored pre- and post-doctoral scientists locally and internationally. 

As an infectious disease investigator, his contributions to science have included primary and secondary data analyses of clinical and post-mortem leptospirosis; risk analysis and role of socio-economic factors in transmission; effects of genetic and climate/environmental factors on disease incidence and virulence; and cultural and molecular aspects of antimicrobial resistance and pathogenesis. His research has enhanced research capacity and fostered collaboration in molecular ecological investigation of infectious diseases in the Caribbean. 

Prof. Brown has served as Country Liaison for Jamaica (2008-2010); ASM Ambassador for Central America and Caribbean Basin (2010-2012); ASM Ambassador to Jamaica (2012-2017); Chair, inaugural Ambassador Leadership Circle (2014-2016); Chair, Evaluation Committee for Country Ambassadors (2014-2015); Member, Membership Board Task Force (2014-2015); Member, International Board (2015-2016); and Member, Council on Microbial Sciences (2017-present and inaugural Vice-Chair). He previously served as Council Member of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (2012-2020) and was a Fulbright Fellow in 2010.