Ronald T. Brown

Professor, Dean of School of Integrated Health Sciences
Expertise: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Trauma in Children, Chronic Diseases in Children and Adolescents, Sickle Cell Disease


Ronald T. Brown joined UNLV during August 2016 as professor and dean for the School of Integrated Health Sciences. He leads four departments that educate close to 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year within 10 degree programs, and houses 16 research and training laboratories.

Brown is an accomplished psychologist and academic leader with previous stops at University of North Texas, Wayne State, Temple University, and the University of North Texas system where he served as vice chancellor.

Health care has been central to Brown’s career. A licensed and board‐certified psychologist, Brown has directed pre‐ and post‐doctoral clinical psychology programs, taught in university departments of public health, psychology, and community health sciences, and provided consultation to a host of state and national organizations including Health and Human Services, and the United States Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

He has served as dean of the College of Health Professions and Social Work as well as interim dean of the School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, and as associate dean of the College of Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to his current role, Brown has held university leadership roles of senior vice president of academic affairs, provost, and president.

Brown’s research and publications focus on clinical and pediatric psychology. He has published nine books and more than 300 articles, served on the editorial boards of more than 15 journals in the field of health care and child psychology, and has received more than $20 million dollars in federal grants from National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Office of Education.


  • Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1978
  • B.A., Psychology, Emory University, 1975

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August 18, 2020
For parents and guardians, choosing activities for their kids with ADHD can feel challenging.
August 18, 2020
Inattention and hyperactivity associated with ADHD can lead to difficulty focusing on tasks, impulsivity, and frustration. Children with the diagnosis may struggle to complete games and use educational tools that seem straightforward to their peers.
July 16, 2020
Nobody is immune to food insecurity during these perilous times, not even the university community.
June 15, 2020
UNLV announced Monday that it has launched a center dedicated to scientific research about brain and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Business and Community | July 8, 2020
Funds will help food pantry staff purchase food, equipment, and a new online ordering system, and expand nutrition education to the community. 
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Campus News | June 15, 2020
The Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience will advance research and the science of treatment for Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders.
A man in a labcoat is reflected in nearby glass.
Campus News | September 26, 2019
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health neurologist Dr. Jeffrey Cummings joins UNLV to help launch new program that will be crucial for an aging state population.
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Campus News | June 27, 2019
Formerly called School of Allied Health Sciences, the renamed unit has also launched new department of brain health.