Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition

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Office Phone



1919 W. Taylor St., 646 AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Michael D. Brown received his PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics Division and the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan. Following his fellowship, he returned to University of Maryland as an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology. After being promoted to associate professor, Dr. Brown was moved to Temple University. In 2012, Dr. Brown joined the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at UIC.

Dr. Brown serves on various national level committees. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Hypertension and for the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Brown is director of the Vascular Health Lab and the Integrative Physiology Lab facility affiliated with the Clinical Center for Translational Science. His research program focuses on hypertension, vascular health, and exercise in African Americans. His research uses complementary human and cell models to address his research questions.

Selected Grants

National Institutes of Health, A Hypertension Emergency Department Intervention Aimed at Decreasing Disparities, Co-I

National Institutes of Health/NHLBI, Exercise Training Approaches to Restore Endothelial Function in Obese African Americans, Co-I

Leadership in the Profession

American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research, Fellow

American College of Sports Medicine, Fellow

National Academy of Kinesiology, Fellow

American College of Sports Medicine, Minority Health Research Interest Group Member


PhD, University of Maryland, 1995
MS, California State University, 1989
BA, California State University, 1985

Postdoctoral Training, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics Division: Age-associated hypertension, 1995-1998
Postdoctoral Training, University of Michigan, Institute of Gerontology: Norepinephrine Kinetics and Salt-Sensitive Hypertension, 1995-1998