Carrie Brown, MD, MPH, DFAPA is the Chief Psychiatrist and Deputy Chief Medical Officer for North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). In this role, she provides psychiatric leadership for the department, including the strategic priority of behavioral health and resilience. She also serves as the Chief Medical Officer for DHHS’s 14 state-operated behavioral healthcare facilities.

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 University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, and trained in Psychiatry at Duke University Hospital.

She has extensive clinical experience in treating serious mental illness within the community, inpatient, integrated care, and correctional settings. She also has a background in health services research and as 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.

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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