Brownson Named SOPHE 2024 Honorary Fellow

Faculty; Public Health

Ross Brownson, the Steven H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor at the Brown School, has been named the recipient of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 2024 Honorary Fellow Award.

This is the Society’s highest honor to a non-member who has made significant and lasting contributions to health education and the public’s health.

“We are so excited to name Dr. Brownson our Honorary Fellow this year in St. Louis,” SOPHE President Dr. Raffy R. Luquis said. “He is one of the foremost authorities on chronic disease prevention and health promotion in the country, and his outstanding credentials speak for themselves.”

The award will be presented during SOPHE’s 75th Annual Conference in St. Louis on March 19, where Brownson will deliver the keynote address on “Implementation Science Now and in the Future: Addressing Impact and Health Equity.”

Brownson, a leading scholar in chronic disease prevention and an expert in the areas of implementation science and evidence-based public health, serves as the director of the Brown School’s Prevention Research Center. He also has a joint appointment with the School of Medicine in the Division of Public Health Sciences and the Siteman Cancer Center.

He will join other distinguished individuals who have previously received this honor, such as Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, Rep. John Lewis, and First Ladies Michelle Obama and Rosalyn Carter.