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James W. Brown, a former assistant commissioner of health for New Jersey and past president of the New Jersey Public Health Association, teaches online courses for higher-education institutions including American Public University, American Military University, the City University of New York's School of Professional Studies, and Kean University.

Considered a pioneer in developing online courses, particulary in public health, health care and science, he was honored by the Center for Digital Education as one of the Top 40 Innovators in Education and has received numerous other awards for innovative practices in health care, AIDS research, biosafety and public health.

Brown received his B.A. degree from Rutgers College, an M.S. and Ph.D. in microbiology from the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, and an additional M.S. in health sciences from Jersey City State College.

February 2, 2015

What Public-Health Students Can Learn in the Real World

The most effective academic programs give tomorrow's public-health workers the chance to experience these vital services firsthand.