Tyson Brown

Tyson Brown
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Third Year Mentor - Clinical Research Study Program (CRSP)
Campus mail: 263 Social Psychology Building, Box_90088, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5680

Dr. Brown is an assistant professor of sociology and the director of the Center on Health & Society. Brown’s research examines how and why ethnoracial stratification and other axes of inequality combine to shape wealth and health over time. This research interest is expressed in three foci:

1) investigating the intersecting consequences of social factors on wealth and health,

2) examining whether inequalities increase or decrease over the life course, and

3) determining the extent to which structural and psychosocial mechanisms underlie social inequalities in wealth and health

Education and Training

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D. 2008


Psychosocial Mechanisms Underlying Older Black Men's Health.

To evaluate the psychosocial mechanisms underlying older Black men's self-rated health, we examined: (a) the individual, cumulative, and collective effects of stressors on health; (b) the direct effects of psychosocial resources on health; and (c)