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Elizabeth Brown

TitleAssistant Professor (Part-Time)
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentFamily Medicine
AddressHighland Family Medicine
777 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester NY 14620-1448
Elizabeth received her medical degree from the Medical School for International Health in Beer Sheva Israel in 2002. She then completed a year of public health and refugee studies in Forced Migration at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. An interest in global health drew her to residency in Rochester, and she traveled to Honduras and Haiti during her training. She stayed on as Chief Resident and then joined the Family Medicine faculty. Her current responsibilities include seeing patients, teaching residents, and organizing the medical school's FM electives. She has continued to travel to Honduras with the resident program. She enjoys providing maternity care as well as caring for refugee populations. Elizabeth and her husband live in Rochester and enjoy outside activities, working on their house, and trying a variety of ethnic foods

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  1. Brown EJ, Pollak MR, Barua M. Genetic testing for nephrotic syndrome and FSGS in the era of next-generation sequencing. Kidney Int. 2014 May; 85(5):1030-8.
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  2. Barua M, Brown EJ, Charoonratana VT, Genovese G, Sun H, Pollak MR. Mutations in the INF2 gene account for a significant proportion of familial but not sporadic focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis. Kidney Int. 2013 Feb; 83(2):316-22.
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  3. Shaw TJ, Pernar LI, Peyre SE, Helfrick JF, Vogelgesang KR, Graydon-Baker E, Chretien Y, Brown EJ, Nicholson JC, Heit JJ, Co JP, Gandhi T. Impact of online education on intern behaviour around joint commission national patient safety goals: a randomised trial. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012 Oct; 21(10):819-25.
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  4. Sun H, Schlondorff JS, Brown EJ, Higgs HN, Pollak MR. Rho activation of mDia formins is modulated by an interaction with inverted formin 2 (INF2). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Feb 15; 108(7):2933-8.
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  5. Brown E, Carroll J, Fogarty C, Holt C. "They get a C-section...they gonna die": Somali women's fears of obstetrical interventions in the United States. J Transcult Nurs. 2010 Jul; 21(3):220-7.
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  6. Pronych GJ, Brown EJ, Horsch K, Mercer K. Oral health coordinators in long-term care--a pilot study. Spec Care Dentist. 2010 Mar-Apr; 30(2):59-65.
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  7. Brown EJ, Schlöndorff JS, Becker DJ, Tsukaguchi H, Tonna SJ, Uscinski AL, Higgs HN, Henderson JM, Pollak MR. Mutations in the formin gene INF2 cause focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Nat Genet. 2010 Jan; 42(1):72-6.
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  8. Brown EJ. Innovative ideas seminars: a method for eliciting innovations and their effect on quality and cost. J Healthc Qual. 2004 Sep-Oct; 26(5):39-46.
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  9. Holt SE, Brown EJ, Zipursky A. Telomerase and the benign and malignant megakaryoblastic leukemias of Down syndrome. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2002 Jan; 24(1):14-7.
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