Susan E. Brown, PhD: the bone health nutritionist
Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, CNS, is a medical anthropologist and a New York State Certified Nutritionist. She has more than 20 years of experience in clinical nutrition, bone health research, and lay and health professional education. She has consulted widely on socioeconomic, cultural, educational, and health issues. Dr. Brown has taught in both North and South American universities and has authored numerous academic and popular articles.
Susan Brown received her doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1972 and is the recipient of two Fulbright–Hays Scholar Awards, as well as an Organization of American States Research Fellowship. She is a member of Sigma Xi, the honorary Scientific Research Organization of North America. In the fall of 2002, Dr. Brown was appointed research associate at the Department of Anthropology of Syracuse University.
Dr. Brown specializes in osteoporosis and osteopenia and is an expert in their prevention, halting, and management. She is a researcher, writer, consultant, and clinician. In addition to her other activities, Susan Brown offers individualized consulting services for those seeking to maximize bone health. Over the past two decades, she has helped motivated individuals from around the world establish life-supporting bone-building programs. She develops individualized and practical bone-strengthening programs for each client through a step-by-step process, the Women to Women Personal Program for Better Bones, which helps each client build “better bones and a better body.”
While Dr. Brown currently specializes in osteoporosis and bone health, she is also an expert in the development of programs for immune enhancement. For 10 years, she taught physicians and patients the ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies Program® for immune enhancement, as developed by Dr. Russell Jaffe. With this program she has been able to help hundreds of people regain health in the face of allergy, autoimmune disease, and inflammatory disorders such as fibromyalgia, migraine, irritable bowel, interstitial cystitis, and the like. In addition to her work with bone health, Dr. Brown continues to assist those with allergy, autoimmune disease, and other immune-mediated and inflammatory disorders.
Director of the Better Bones Foundation
In 1986, Dr. Brown created the Osteoporosis Education Project (OEP), renamed as the Better Bones Foundation (BBF) in 2008. This nonprofit research foundation has distinguished itself as a “thought leader” in the exploration of bone health optimization. At the BBF, Dr. Brown conducts small clinical trials on promising nutritional and lifestyle bone-building therapies, conducts public awareness campaigns, and presses forward on a daily basis “rethinking” osteoporosis and bone health maximization.
For a complete discussion of this work and leading edge insights into the nutritional and lifestyle factors impacting bone health, please visit our Better Bones Foundation pages.
Publications authored by Dr. Brown include Better Bones, Better Body: Beyond Estrogen and Calcium (Keats Publishing Company, 2000). She co-authored The Mend Clinic Book of Natural Remedies for Menopause and Beyond (Dell, 1997) and The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide (Square One Publishers, 2006), and has published numerous articles in English and Spanish. Many of her research and popular articles can be found in our Library section.
Dr. Brown also directs the Center for Better Bones, which provides consulting, education, research, and lecture services for the supplement industry, health professionals, and the interested public. As a part of the center, Dr. Brown offers long-distance nutrition education services via telephone.
Dr. Brown has served as a consultant to various medical groups, including Serammune Physicians Laboratory in Sterling, VA, and the North Medical Center in Liverpool, NY. She has collaborated with the supplement industry to conduct primary research on the bone-building effects of various nutrients. In this capacity, she has conducted research for groups such as Technical Sourcing International; LaneLabs; Natural Option Corp.; pH Sciences, Inc.; Seraphim, Inc.; Sagittarius Life Sciences; and PR-Osteo, LLC.
To learn more about Dr. Susan E. Brown’s work, see her full resume.