University of Calgary

Allison Brown

  • Assistant Professor


Dr. Allison Brown is an Assistant Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Department of Community Health Sciences. She is a currently a member of the O'Brien Institute for Public Health (OIPH) and a consultant for the Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship (OHMES). Dr. Brown completed a PhD in Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary (specializing in Medical Education) in 2020 and a MSc in Health Research Methods at McMaster University in 2017. 


Dr. Brown is a generalist, mixed methods researcher who has over 50 publications to dateShe is a pragmatic scholar given her diverse range of methodological expertise in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research as well as her expertise in psychometrics (measurement), assessment, program evaluation, and improvement science. Her areas of interests in medical education are dynamic and eclectic, including: 

• Social accountability 

• Critical pedagogy and social justice

• Quality improvement and patient safety

• Competency-based medical education

Graduate Student Supervision

Dr. Brown currently has the capacity to be a co-superviser for a MSc or PhD student or a committee member for a MSc/PhD student in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Prospective graduate students whose scholarly interests align with Dr. Brown's are encouraged to view her Faculty of Graduate Studies Supervisor Profile for further information.

Photograph of Allison Brown

Curriculum Vitae


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