Carolyn Brown is an associate professor in the university’s College of Pharmacy. Her research interests primarily involve understanding cultural and social elements that may affect both quality of care and therapeutic outcomes of patients with chronic illnesses, particularly ethnic minority patients who experience a disproportionate burden of poor health. Current research and Dr. Brown’s own studies indicate that many patients simultaneously use both the formal and informal health care systems.
As a result, her research program focuses on patients’ treatment decisions, particularly as it relates to use of prescribed medications and complementary and alternative treatment practices. Additional research interests include patient satisfaction with pharmacy care services and pharmaceutical education of ethnic minorities.
Pharmacy Administration I, PHR 244C Pharmacy Administration Lab, PHR 144P Freshman Seminar, FS 301
Social Issues in Pharmacy, PHR 384N