State leader in behavioral health to deliver CPHS commencement address

Passionate about helping people with mental illness and intellectual/developmental disabilities, Dr. Carrie Brown has devoted her life’s work to public service, research and teaching future healthcare providers.

“Dr. Brown’s dedication to the people of North Carolina and to education makes her an excellent choice to deliver the graduation address for the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ 2022 Spring Commencement,” said Dean Michael L. Adams (’96 PharmD, PhD).

The CPHS Spring Commencement ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. on May 13, in Barker-Lane Stadium, where more than 220 students will receive their diplomas.

About Dr. Carrie Brown

As the Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health and Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Carrie Brown (MD, MPH), serves as the Chief Psychiatrist for the Department and has an active role in Medicaid Transformation design for behavioral health and IDD populations. Dr. Brown also serves the NCDHHS as Chief Medical Officer for the 14 state-operated behavioral healthcare facilities, which includes responsibility for the state facility COVID-19 pandemic management.

Dr. Brown graduated from Princeton University, received her medical degree from Duke University’s School of Medicine, and trained in Psychiatry at Duke University Hospital. She also received a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.

She has extensive clinical experience in treating serious mental illness within community, inpatient, integrated care, and correctional settings, including the implementation of evidence-based treatment models. She has published health services research and is a Research Fellow with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Brown is currently an associate professor of Psychiatry at UNC School of Medicine and an assistant consulting professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine.

About Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is committed to preparing students to excel in the ever-expanding world of healthcare. In addition to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, the College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in clinical research and in pharmaceutical sciences, a master’s degree in public health, and professional degrees in nursing, physician assistant practice, and physical therapy. The College announced in 2020 the addition of the first Doctor of Health Sciences program in North Carolina and a 100% online RN to BSN program.

Since graduating its first class in 1990, the College has more than 5,050 alumni who live in 49 out of 50 states. Many CPHS alumni boast multiple Campbell degrees: 943 CPHS alumni have two Campbell degrees, 100 CPHS alumni have at three Campbell degrees, and eight CPHS alumni have four Campbell degrees. The graduates have gone on to lead purposeful lives of meaningful service as they meet existing healthcare needs while providing leadership within their professions.