Judith Belle Brown, Ph.D. in Social Work from Smith College is a Professor in the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, the Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University (UWO) and the School of Social Work at King’s College, London, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Brown is the Chair of the M.Cl.Sc. and Ph.D. in Family Medicine at Western. Dr. Brown conducts research in the areas of patient-centered care, interprofessional teamwork and teambuilding, physician well-being, physician practice behaviour, and double-duty caregiving. Dr. Brown has presented papers and conducted workshops both nationally and internationally on the patient-centered clinical method. Dr. Brown is a co-author of the book Patient-Centered Medicine: Transforming the Clinical Method and a co-editor of Challenges and Solutions in Patient-Centered Care: A Case Book. Dr. Brown is also a Series Editor of a series of 8 books on using patient-centered care with specific conditions (i.e. chronic fatigue, eating disorders). Dr. Brown was made an Honorary Member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1996, is a co-recipient of The American Academy on Physician and Patient Award for Outstanding Research (1996), co-recipient of the College of Family Physicians of Canada Best Original Research Article Award (2009) and the Dean’s Award of Excellence – Team Award for the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine (2010).
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