NMA Installs Dr. Doris Browne as the 118th President
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Washington, DC — The National Medical Association is proud to announce that Dr. Doris Browne was installed as the 118th President of the NMA on August 1, 2017, at the National Medical Association’s Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Doris Browne is President and CEO of Browne and Associates, Inc. (BAI), a certified service disabled veteran and woman owned health consulting company, which manages diversified health programs addressing the health status and disparities of national and international populations. BAI’s mission is to provide education, training, disease prevention consultation and a comprehensive worksite wellness program to its clientele. Programs are primarily focused in the areas of breast and prostate cancers, women’s health, other non-communicable diseases, disaster management, and HIV/AIDS with an emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention and positive health outcomes.
“I plan to serve as a catalyst for change to move the NMA to the next level in the trajectory of achieving greatness and resourcefulness for African-American healthcare providers and the patients we serve.” Said Dr. Browne during her installation ceremony. “My plan is to develop and strengthen a collaborative culture of change by joining with allied organizations as well our national and state legislature.”
Throughout her career, Dr. Browne has been dedicated to eliminating health disparities, focusing on prevention, health education, and wellness programs. Her public health background includes health education programs on substance abuse, sex education, and community health education programs. Her work has transcended U.S. borders, and she has worked on projects focusing on breast cancer and HIV/AIDS, and participated in an international disaster preparedness and humanitarian assistance program for 17 West African Nations following the Ebola epidemic. The program focused on facilitation/instructions for National Emergency Operations Center, Integrated One-Health Surveillance & Early Warning Scenarios.
She retired from the National Cancer Institute where she managed the breast cancer portfolio for the Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group in the Division of Cancer Prevention and is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health Merit Award (2010). Dr. Browne is also a retired Colonel of the US Army Medical Corps and former Director for Medical Research and Development for the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, where she was responsible for the biomedical research programs for the Army and the Department of Defense (DoD). Colonel Browne also served as the Director for Prevention and Standards for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs with responsibility for analysis, review, and formulation of policies, guidelines and programs on women’s health issues, oversight for health promotion and disease prevention, and TRICARE preventive benefits. She was also Chairperson for the DoD Breast Cancer Prevention, Education, and Diagnosis Initiatives, and represented the DoD on the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer. Beyond these great military accomplishments, she held various senior level positions of responsibility including establishing the disaster medical management emergency support team for radiation accidents/incidents; writing a text book on management of radiation casualties; participating on several NATO Panels and Working Groups; and serving as the Senior Medical Consultant for the U.S. Delegation Subgroup on Accident Response to U.S.-Russian Safety, Security, and Dismantlement Working Group and DoD Partnership for Peace program.
Dr. Browne was a Woodrow Wilson Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where her research focused on estrogen receptor negative breast cancer health disparities. Her experiences also include training and technical assistance in clinical trials, chronic disease management, and HIV/AIDS. She has worked extensively with the National Medical Association’s (NMA) Project I.M.P.A.C.T. (Increase Minority Participation and Awareness of Clinical Trials), a coordinated effort to raise awareness and educate physicians and consumers about research, and to develop physicians as effective clinical investigators and facilitators of research in minority communities. Dr. Browne graduated from Tougaloo College (BS), University of California at Los Angeles (MPH), and Georgetown University (M.D.) and completed an internship, residency, and fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and the chair of its Health Ministry. Dr. Browne is a member of numerous professional organizations and recipient of many awards. She is the mother of one daughter - Nicole, son-in-law - Kevin, and granddaughter - Payton Arianna.
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