Beverly A. Brown, Ph.D
Director of Development, Industry, Boston University School of Public Health
Scientific Advisor to Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation
Beverly A. Brown, Ph.D. is the Director of Development, Industry at Boston University’s School of Public Health. Her work at Boston University is in the capacity of a full-time volunteer. She continues her life’s focus of working to improve health for all.
Previously, she was director of development for both the Center for Global Health & Development (CGHD) and the Office of Technology Development (OTD) at Boston University. Dr. Brown has extensive experience in research and development of in vitro and in vivo medical diagnostics. She previously was chief development officer for CIMIT, the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, a non-profit consortium of Boston-area academic medical centers and universities which supports and facilitates innovation and development of medical devices and re-engineered clinical systems. Prior to that, she served as vice president of business development at Linden Bioscience, based in Woburn, Mass., providing invaluable product and corporate start-up experience. She began her career in research and development and held various research positions at DuPont and Baxter International in diagnostic and therapeutic research, as well as in drug discovery assay development. She made the transition into development as director of business development at PerkinElmer. Dr. Brown’s academic background includes a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Neurochemistry. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
At Boston University, she is an Overseer and member of the Development Committee for Marsh Chapel, and she also serves on the advisory boards for WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), GWISE and the WISE@Warren residence floor. She has been the honorary president of the BU Women’s Guild since 2005. She travels extensively to support the University’s efforts across the United States, as well as Asia, India, and the Middle East.
In addition to her work at BU, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Medical Simulation, on the Board of Directors for The Boston Club and on the Board of Directors of the Home for Little Wanderers. She has been an advisor to Art beCause since 2006, providing assistance on fundraising and marketing strategies and tactics. She has a key fundraising role in the Investing in Prevention Campaign. She and her husband, Dr. Robert A. Brown, president of Boston University, live in Brookline, Massachusetts. They have two grown sons.