Beverly Brown

Director of Development, Industry

  • Address Boston University School of Public Health
    Crosstown Center, 4th Floor
    801 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Phone 617-353-2200

Dr. Beverly Brown, the wife of Boston University President Robert Brown, is director of development, industry, at the Boston University School of Public Health.

Also at Boston University, Dr. Brown is on Marsh Chapel’s Dean’s Advisory Board and a member of the Development Committee. She serves on the advisory boards and lectures for WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), GWISE, and the WISE@Warren residence program. She serves on the Advisory Board of Innovate@BU as well as the WBUR Community Advisory Board. Dr. Brown is the honorary president of the BU Women’s Guild and led the effort to establish an endowment for women graduate students. She travels extensively to support the University’s development 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 Massachusetts Association for the Blind/Ivy Street School.

Prior to coming to BU, Dr. Brown had extensive experience in research and development of in vitro and in vivo medical diagnostics. She 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 that 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, and held various research positions at DuPont and Baxter International in diagnostic and therapeutic research as well as in drug discovery assay development.

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.

Dr. Brown is an avid runner, a dedicated gardener, and an enthusiastic golfer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and the families of their two sons.

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