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Richard Brown

Richard Brown

Expert on clinical behavioral screening, including alcohol and drug screening, brief intervention, referral, and treatment

Professor, family medicine; Director, Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-263-3223 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Screening and intervening for tobacco use, excessive drinking, drug use and depression in clinical settings
  • Preventing risky drinking and drug use and related harm to individuals, families and communities


  • Founded and secured funding for Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (
  • Directed Project Mainstream, a national project to enhance substance abuse education for 15 health professions
  • Former president, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA); won AMERSA's McGovern award for excellence in medical education