Emery N. Brown is the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of
Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology; the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at
Harvard Medical School; and an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General
Dr. Brown is an anesthesiologist-statistician whose
experimental research is defining the neuroscience mechanisms of how
anesthetics work. This research has important implications for revolutionizing anesthesia
care as well as for a broad range of other problems in clinical neuroscience.
He is also widely recognized for his development of statistical and signal
processing methods for neuroscience data analysis.
Dr. Brown served on President Obama’s BRAIN
Initiative Working Group. He is the
recipient of a U.S. National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, a
U.S. National Institutes of Health Director’s Transformative Research Award, a Guggenheim
Fellowship in Applied Mathematics, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Excellence
in Research Award, the Dickson Prize in Science from Carnegie-Mellon University
and a doctorate honoris causa from the
University of Southern California.
Dr. Brown is a fellow of the American Academy of
Arts Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Inventors. He is one of fewer
than 25 people who are members of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, the U.
S. National Academy of Sciences and the U. S. National Academy of Engineering.