Congratulations to HELI 2011 alumnus Randy Brown, MD, PhD, DFASAM, on his promotion to Full Professor with tenure in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health!
Dr. Brown is a researcher/clinician/teacher with many irons in the fire! His primary interests revolve around the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders and their complications in settings outside of the specialist treatment environment (such as primary care, hospitals, pharmacies, and criminal justice settings).
In 2017, Dr. Brown launched the Program for Research, Outreach, Therapeutics, and Education in the Addictions (PROTEA). It is an interdisciplinary group at UW that engages in innovative and collaborative programs of research, education, patient care, and community engagement to improve systems of prevention and treatment for substance-related issues and, thereby, improve health and well-being in patients and communities. PROTEA aims to innovate treatment and prevention systems in order to ensure timely access to competent, compassionate, and effective care for those struggling with substance related issues; minimize the community level impacts and inequities associated with substance misuse; and eliminate unfair and stigmatizing practices and policies related to alcohol and other drug use issues.