Health Equity/Research Interest
Carol L. Brown, MD, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist who is the Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the incumbent of the Nicholls-Biondi Chair for Health Equity. Dr. Brown also serves as Vice Chair of Health Equity in the Department of Surgery. She holds academic appointments as Attending Surgeon and Member at MSK, and Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Brown’s career is focused in three areas: providing high-quality surgical care to women with gynecologic cancer; research to reduce and eliminate cancer health disparities; and promoting public policy to increase awareness, improve care, and increase research funding for gynecologic and other cancers.
As MSK’s Chief Health Equity Officer, Dr. Brown works to address cancer disparities that exist due to racial, ethnic, cultural, or socioeconomic barriers. She is responsible for center-wide initiatives focused on the reduction and elimination of cancer disparities experienced by medically underserved populations. This includes efforts to increase participation in clinical trials such as the Cancer Health Equities Research Program (CHERP), a unique partnership between MSK investigators and community oncologists to bring MSK clinical trials to underserved patients at their local institutions.
My Health Equity leadership role at MSK and my 31 years of experience as gynecologic cancer surgeon will bring additional expertise in cancer disparities to the Center. MSK hopes to gain collaborations networking and opportunities for Center members to expand research in cancer disparities.
Senior Vice President & Chief Health Equity Officer, Nicholls-Biondi Chair for Health Equity, Vice-Chair Health Equity Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Professor of OB-GYN Weill-Cornell Medical College
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Office of the President & Department of Surgery
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Community Engagement and Dissemination, Education