Dr. Ann J. Brown is the Associate Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor in Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Her work in the dean’s office focuses on enhancing faculty development resources. In the decade prior to assuming this role, she worked extensively in the area of women’s health and leadership.
She was selected by then-president Nan Keohane to serve on the 2002-03 Duke Women’s Initiative. As part of this University-wide initiative, she conducted focus groups assessing the work climate for faculty and learners in the medical center. This work serves as a foundation for much of her work in the dean’s office. She is the past Program Director for the Duke BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Health) grant and in this capacity worked closely with the scholars in their career development. She is the founder and Medical Director for the Duke Academic Program in Women’s Health, a multidisciplinary program providing provider education about women’s health issues. In recognition of her work with this Program, Dr. Brown was awarded the 2001 NAWH award for Excellence and the 2006 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion award from the Office of Institutional Equity.
Dr. Brown maintains an active clinical practice seeing women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and conducts clinical research. She has served as Principal Investigator on over 16 clinical trials, and has recently completed K23 Award in which she studied the effects of exercise in women with PCOS.
She graduated from Mount Holyoke College, then attended Stanford Medical School. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and an Endocrinology fellowship at Duke University.