M. Harvey Brenner

Title: Professor
Company: UNT Health Science Center; Johns Hopkins University
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

M. Harvey Brenner, Professor at UNT Health Science Center and Johns Hopkins University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Sociology.

Dr. Brenner is a professor with the department of behavioral and community health at the UNT Health Science Center, and has held the title of professor emeritus with Johns Hopkins since 2005. He is also a visiting professor at the Medical University of Hannover, in the Institute of Epidemiology, Social Medicine, and Health Research, as well as a former visiting professor of the Technical University of Berlin, Yale University, and Harvard University, as well as a consultant of the World Health Organization, numerous European countries, several joint committees of U.S. government, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Brenner is currently working on a book from Oxford University Press called “Mortality and the National Economy” which collects his life’s work.

Dr. Brenner is known for collaboratively designing the curriculum for a certificate program in global health for university students and professionals, as well as his work on the impact of the economy on physician and mental health and pioneering the field of simultaneous spatial and temporal analysis of the impact of income and employment on health. He was an economics and history student of the City University of New York, and after graduating with honors he earned a PhD in medical sociology from Yale University. Dr. Brenner’s career began at Yale’s department of sociology in 1967, and he has since been recognized by the American Public Health Association and as a fellow of the Institute for Patient Safety at the UNT Health Science Center.

Dr. Brenner’s other works have included “Estimating the Effects of Economic Change on National Health and Social Well-being” and “Mental Illness and the Economy,” as well as numerous articles and presentations. He is the recipient of a 2005 UNTHSC Research Award from UNT, a 1997 Major Career Award for Excellence from the American Public Health Association and a 1996 Career Award for Scientific Excellence. Dr. Brenner has also supported the American Heart Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a recognized member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. For more information, please visit his website: http://www.mharveybrenner.com

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