Biography: Rebecca J. Brown, MD

Rebecca J. Brown, MD
  • Assistant Clinical Investigator
  • National Institute of Diabetes
    and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • National Institutes of Health

Dr. Rebecca J. Brown received her BA degree from Rice University, and her MD from Mayo Medical School, followed by pediatric residency training at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. In 2005, she came to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology, and she has remained in the NIH intramural research program since that time. Her current research interests focus on pathophysiology and clinical therapeutics for rare disorders of extreme insulin resistance, including lipodystrophy, mutations of the insulin receptor, and autoimmune conditions affecting insulin signaling. She is particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms of action of the adipokine, leptin, in improving metabolic disease in lipodystrophy.