About

Welcome to my interactive author site, home to news about my books. The site has an online journal blog where I write regularly. You will find poetry to politics, memories to hopes and dreams. Please join the site for regular email updates on my books and reviews.

Origins

I was born in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in New York and raised in a beautiful valley in a home environment of absolute creative freedom. I grew up, restless, and moved on to a series of cities. I continued writing and studied both science and languages at Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, State University of New York, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a PhD in Genetics.

I often wonder about what brings a person to tell stories. In my case, the stories come to me in dreams and in quiet times like during train rides. I feel compelled to tell the stories or write them down. As a child, I lived in a socially isolated and secluded rural area, but my parents kept a tremendously varied library of books at home. The solitude and the company of books helped encourage a love of literature. I had lots to say all the time as a child and was continually told to be quiet. “Little children were to be seen and not heard,” in my family. Writing became the way to express myself.

Evolution

Now I take every story that comes to me and try to write it down, catching it before it vanishes. Every tragic moment in life from childhood through to my days as a scientist in the research labs of New York City can turn, unfold, and shape a story. This is how I deal with, and come to enjoy the strangeness of my life experiences.

My first book of short stories, Death and the Dream, and first novel, Vector a Modern Love Story, came out in 2011 as ebooks and print editions. Two short stories, Desire of Cerberus and Last Birthday, appear in the free short story collection Cassandra’s Roadhouse. The books are available at most book retailers worldwide. For reader reviews, please click here.

 

 

My science website, Science rEvolution [Big ideas, little words] went up in 2012.

I also author nonfiction: genetics research, and medical education for professionals. I enjoy communicating the newest medical advances to help improve healthcare and the public health through education. My professional experience includes basic research, outcomes research, medical education for healthcare professionals, grant development, and Internet publication.

Education

  • 1996   Viral Oncology Fellow, Albert Einstein Med College
  • 1993   Doctorate of Philosophy in Genetics, SUNY Stony Brook, NY
  • 1983   University Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 1982   Bachelors of Arts in Biology, SUNY Albany, NY
  • 1978    Undergraduate studies at Duke University, Durham, NC

Experience

  • 2007-current    Scientific Director, Medscape WebMD, NYC
  • 2005-2007       Medical Education Manager, Roche, NJ
  • 2004-2005       Med Director, Quintiles, Hawthorne, NY
  • 2003-2004       Medical Writer, Quintiles, Parsipanny, NJ
  • 2000-2003       Scientific Advisor, Kalow & Springut LLP, NYC
  • 1999-2000       Faculty, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx
  • 1996-2000       Scientific Consultant, Enzo Biochem Inc., NYC
  • 1993-1999        Research Fellow, Albert Einstein College, Bronx
  • 1989-present       Parent, very, very busy parent from 1989-1993
  • 1987-1989       Research Assistant, Cold Spring Harbor Labs, NY

Education Publications

  • Improving Safe Use of Medication through Internet Education for Healthcare Providers: A Case-Controlled Study. Published in CE Measure. April 20, 2011. Authors: J.J.Brown, G. Salinas, M. Cohen, J.K. Jones, B. L. Olson, A. Vaida, D.W.Bates.
  • Assessment of Core Competencies in Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD Practice. Published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Feb 2, 2011. Authors: J.J.Brown, J.L. Hertzer, R.L.Findling.
  • Evidence-based choices of physicians: a comparative analysis of physicians participating in internet CME and nonparticipants. Published in BMC Medical Education, June 10, 2010. Authors: Linda Casebeer, Jennifer Brown, Nancy Roepke et al.

Science Publications

  • A long-term hepatitis B viremia model generated by transplanting nontumorigenic immortalized human hepatocytes. Published in Hepatology, January 31, 2000. Authors: Jennifer Brown, Parashar B., Moshage H. et al.
  • Genetic study of Mutator activity and intragenic recombination in Zea mays. Ph.D. Dissertation, 1993. SUNY Stony Brook, NY. Author: Jennifer Brown.
  • Genetic study of the loss and restoration of mutator transposon activity in maize. Published in Genetics, April 1992. Authors: Jennifer Brown, Sundaresan V.
  • A recombination hotspot in the maize A1 intragenic region. Published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics 1991;81:185-188. Authors: Jennifer Brown, Sundaresan V.

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