Justin C. Brown, PhD

PCORT Fellow Justin C. Brown
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Dr. Brown is a Program for Cancer Outcomes Research Training Fellow in the Division of Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received a BS in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2009 and an MA in Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut in 2011. Dr. Brown received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016.

The overarching mission of his research program is to identify the specific biological and biobehavioral pathways through which energy balance related lifestyle factors—including physical activity, diet, and body composition—influence cancer prognosis. His methodologic expertise includes the design and conduct of randomized controlled trials and cohort studies. His research is supported by the National Institutes of Health.


  • Brown, J. C., Harhay, M. O. & Harhay, M. N. (2016). The muscle quality index and mortality among males and females.. Annals of epidemiology, 26, 648-653. [Online version]
  • Dean, L. T., Brown, J. C., Coursey, M. & Schmitz, K. H. (2016). Great expectations: racial differences in outcome expectations for a weight lifting intervention among black and white breast cancer survivors with or without lymphedema.. Psycho-oncology, 25, 1064-1070. [Online version]
  • Brown, J. C., Harhay, M. O. & Harhay, M. N. (2016). Anthropometrically predicted visceral adipose tissue and blood-based biomarkers: a cross-sectional analysis.. European journal of nutrition, . [Online version]
  • Rogers, B. H., Brown, J. C., Gater, D. R. & Schmitz, K. H. (2016). Association Between Maximal Bench Press Strength and Isometric Handgrip Strength Among Breast Cancer Survivors.. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, . [Online version]
  • Brown, J. C., Harhay, M. O. & Harhay, M. N. (2016). Anthropometrically-predicted visceral adipose tissue and mortality among men and women in the third national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES III).. American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council, . [Online version]