Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Brown received his B.A. (magna cum laude) in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College, his M.A. in statistics from Harvard University, his M.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard University. He is an anesthesiologist-statistician whose methodology research develops signal processing algorithms to characterize how the brain represents and transmits information. His experimental research is to define how anesthetic drugs act in the brain to create the state of general anesthesia.
Dr. Brown has served on the BWF Careers at the Scientific Interface Advisory Committee, the NIH Brain Initiative Working Group, and the NIH National Advisory Neurological Disorders, and Stroke Council. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Anesthesia Research Society, the Governing Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine and the National Academy of Medicine Forum on Neurological Disorders.
Dr. Brown is a fellow of the IEEE, the American Statistical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Brown is the recipient of an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, the Jerome Sacks Award from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Applied Mathematics, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Excellence in Research Award and the Dickson Prize in Science. He joined the BWF Board in October 2012.