Kristal L Brown, M.S.P.H.

Krystal Brown


Kristal’s long-term career goal is to build a line of research focused on developing novel lifestyle interventions to improve health outcomes among high-risk African American women during the transition into early adulthood. African-American women are disproportionately affected by obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and unique daily stressors. Emerging adulthood represents a critical developmental window to promote cardiometabolic health given the prevalence of obesity and marked increase in a host of health risk behaviors.

Selected Work Experience:

OPT for Health Center For Lifestyle Intervention & Research         Interventionist
Healthy Lifestyles Center, Children’s Hospital of Richmond            Interventionist

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:

Lanoye A, Brown KL, LaRose JG. The Transition into Young Adulthood: a Critical Period for Weight Control. Curr Diab Rep. 2017 Oct 2;17(11):114. PubMed PMID: 28971312; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5679785.

Brown KL, LaRose JG, Mezuk B. The relationship between body mass index, binge eating disorder and suicidality. BMC Psychiatry. 2018;18:196. doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1766-z.