Felicia A. Browne, ScD, MPH, is a senior research social epidemiologist in RTI’s Substance Use, Gender and Applied Research Program. Dr. Browne has more than 15 years of experience working on HIV behavioral intervention studies for key populations at risk for HIV in the United States and South Africa. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health and Assistant Director of the Social and Behavioral Science Research Core of the UNC Center for AIDS Research.

With a commitment to addressing health disparities locally and globally, Dr. Browne’s research focuses on reducing HIV in the U.S. South and South Africa among key populations of African descent who use alcohol and other drugs. Her expertise and research areas include the use of mixed-methods in the adaptation and evaluation of multilevel HIV risk-reduction interventions, mobile health (mHealth) technology, and understanding and addressing the social determinants of HIV—with a focus on gender, health disparities, and implementation science research. Dr. Browne currently serves as a Principal Investigator of one NIH-funded R01 study and Multiple Principal Investigator of two NIH–funded R01 studies.