Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and professor of computational neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Emery N. Brown received his B.A. (magna cum laude) in applied mathematics from Harvard College, his M.A. in statistics from Harvard University, his M.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard University. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his residency in anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Brown joined the faculty at MGH and Harvard Medical School in 1992 and the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2005.

Brown is the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and professor of computational neuroscience at MIT, the associate director of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and the co-director of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program at MIT. He is the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and at MGH and an anesthesiologist at MGH.

Brown is an anesthesiologist-statistician whose methodology research develops signal processing algorithms to characterize how the brain represents and transmits information. His experimental research uses a systems neuroscience approach to study how anesthetic drugs act in the brain to create the state of general anesthesia.

Brown is the recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Independent Scientist Award, the Jerome Sacks Award from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award and an NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award. Brown is a fellow of the American Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the American Statistical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.

Past Project: The neural basis of Bayesian sensorimotor integration

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