Dr. Carrie Brown is the Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health & IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) for the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

A graduate of Princeton University, she received her medical degree from Duke University’s School of Medicine, a Master’s in Public Health from the the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and trained in psychiatry at Duke University Hospital.

She has experience within the North Carolina state psychiatric hospital and prison systems and with various evidence-based community treatment models, such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and integrated behavioral health/primary care programs.

She has published health services research on various topics, such as de-escalating aggressive behavior and quality measures in serious mental illness. She is an associate professor of psychiatry at UNC, a consulting assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke, and a research fellow with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC.

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"North Carolina’s Medicaid Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities"
Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
Medical Alumni Weekend 2019
November 7, 2019, Duke University School of Medicine

“NC Medicaid Transformation”
Ninth Annual NC Community Psychiatrists’ Leadership Network Symposium - Transitioning to North Carolina’s Medicaid Managed Care: WHAT’S NEXT? Symposium hosted by NC AHEC Program and UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health
Saturday, May 4, 2019, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Education Matters’ 100th Episode – How Do We Keep Our Children Safe? 
Education Matters’ 100th episode panel discussion recorded with a live studio audience.
WRAL-TV, Education Matters, Public School Forum of North Carolina.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

“Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Action”
10th Annual Communicable Disease Conference: Discovering the Power of Partnerships Conference hosted by DPI, NC DHHS.
Friday, April 5, 2019, Asheville, North Carolina

“Revision of North Carolina Laws Pertaining to Involuntary Commitment (IVC) Session Law 2018-33 Senate Bill 630”
Behavioral Health Workgroup, North Carolina Healthcare Association
Thursday, February 7, 2019, Cary, North Carolina