Felicia Browne

Felicia A. Browne, ScD, MPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior


Felicia A. Browne is a senior research social epidemiologist in RTI International’s Substance Use, Gender, and Applied Research Program. She is also the Assistant Director of the Social and Behavioral Science Research Core of the UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). With a commitment to addressing health disparities locally and globally, Dr. Browne’s research focuses on reducing HIV in the U.S. South and South Africa among key populations of African descent who use alcohol and other drugs. Dr. Browne currently serves as a Multiple Principal Investigator of two National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)–funded R01 studies. One study reached young African American women to adapt and test a mobile health (mHealth) delivery of an HIV risk-reduction intervention in health department clinics in North Carolina. The other, based in South Africa, is implementing a multilevel intervention to increase ART/PrEP among young couples. She also is the Principal Investigator of a NIDA-funded R21 study to address intersectional drug stigma to increase engagement in HIV services for African American adults.