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Jane D. Brown, Ph.D., James L. Knight Professor, Fellow Emerita, School of Media and Journalism


Jane Brown is a Fellow Emeritus at the Carolina Population Center.

Jane Brown, PhD was the James L. Knight Professor in the School of Media and Journalism and retired from UNC in 2012. She is an expert on how the media are used by and influence adolescents' health and has studied the influence of the media on adolescents' tobacco and alcohol use, aggression, and sexual behavior. Brown is the co-editor or co-author of four books, including Sexual Teens, Sexual Media (Erlbaum, 2002), and the Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media (Sage, 2008). She serves on the research advisory board of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy, and previously has served on the Trojan Sexual Health Advisory Council, and the Institute of Medicine's Board on Children, Youth and Families.

    Last Updated: 2020-06-08