Ronald T. Brown

Professor and Dean, 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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Medical Xpress
Over the past 50 years, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder — more commonly known as ADHD — has evolved from a little-known condition into arguably the most studied disorder in the field of child psychiatry.
Pharmaceutical Technology
Nonstimulant drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could address the critical need to mitigate abuse potential.
Business Insider
For parents and guardians, choosing activities for their kids with ADHD can feel challenging.
Las Vegas Weekly
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Articles Featuring Ronald T. Brown

artist rendering of brain
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.