Mary Ellen Brown joins ASU from Louisiana State University where she was research associate in the Office of Social Service Research & Development.
Her areas of specialized research include community advancement, promoting effective human service organizations and transforming systems that perpetuate poverty in order to impact the social determinants of health and improve quality of life outcomes for vulnerable populations.
Brown holds a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. She was one of 17 students to receive the Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, Brown served as the director for the Institute of Human Services and Public Policy at Louisiana State University.