Biography

Beverly A. Brown, PhD

Dr. Beverly Brown

Dr. Beverly Brown

Beverly A. Brown, PhD, is director of development, industry at the School of Public Health at Boston University. Her work at Boston University is in the capacity of a full-time volunteer.

Previously, she was director of development for both the Center for Global Health & Development and the Technology Development Office at Boston University. Dr. Brown has extensive experience in research and development of in vitro and in vivo medical diagnostics. She previously was chief development officer for CIMIT, the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, a nonprofit consortium of Boston-area academic medical centers and universities which supports and facilitates innovation and development of medical devices and re-engineered clinical systems. Prior to that, she served as vice president of business development at Linden Bioscience, based in Woburn, Massachusetts, providing invaluable product and corporate start-up experience. She began her career in research and development and held various research positions at DuPont and Baxter International in diagnostic and therapeutic research, as well as in drug discovery assay development. She made the transition into development as director of business development at PerkinElmer. Dr. Brown's academic background includes a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Neurochemistry. She holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

At Boston University, she is an overseer and member of the Development Committee for Marsh Chapel, and she also serves on the advisory boards for WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), GWISE, and the WISE@Warren residence floor. She has been the honorary president of the BU Women's Guild since 2005. She travels extensively to support the University's efforts across the United States, as well as Asia, India, and the Middle East. In addition to her work at BU, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Medical Simulation, on the Board of Directors for The Boston Club, and on the Board of Directors of the Home for Little Wanderers. She and her husband, Dr. Robert A. Brown, president of Boston University, live in Brookline, Massachusetts. They have two grown sons.