Emery N. Brown is the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Associate Director of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, Co-Director of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program, and a professor of computational neuroscience and health sciences and technology at MIT. He is also an anesthesiologist at MGH.
Dr. Brown received his B.A. (magna cum laude) in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College, his M.A. in statistics from Harvard University, his M.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard University. He is an anesthesiologist-statistician whose methodology research develops signal processing algorithms to characterize how the brain represents and transmits information. His experimental research uses a systems neuroscience approach to study how anesthetic drugs act in the brain to create the state of general anesthesia.
Dr. Brown is a member of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Board of Directors, NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee, and the Board of Directors of the International Anesthesia Research Society. Dr. Brown is a fellow of the IEEE, the American Statistical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Brown is the recipient of a 2007 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, the 2011 Jerome Sacks Award from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, and a 2012 NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award.