Dr. Brown is an Affiliate Faculty member of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics. He is also Vice-Chair for Professional Development and Wellness and Associate Professor of Radiology for Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as Director of Fetal and Perinatal Imaging at Riley Hospital for Children.
Dr. Brown received his bachelor’s in political philosophy from the University of Dallas. He subsequently received his master’s in bioethics and his MD from Indiana University in a combined graduate program. Dr. Brown completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Indiana University, and a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.
Dr. Brown conducts research on professionalism and ethical education in medicine and other various topics in perinatal ethics. His research goal is to strengthen interdisciplinary discussion and ethical awareness among fetal and neonatal healthcare professionals. Additionally, Dr. Brown devotes much time to clinical fetal imaging research and has established a fetal MRI program and diagnostic center at Riley Hospital, with ties to various other medical subspecialties.
School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI: MHHS M301 – Perspectives on Health, Disease, and Healing
School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI: MHHS M501 – Exploring the Human Condition
School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI: MHHS M492 – Topics in Medial Humanities (Food and Medicine)
School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI: PHIL P393 – Biomedical Ethics
Professionalism and Ethical Education in Medicine
- Brown BP. “Why Wellness Fails.” (Forthcoming). Journal of the American College of Radiology, 2021.
- Ayyala R, Brown BP, Taylor G. “The Growing Issue of Burnout in Radiology – a Survey-Based Evaluation of Driving Factors and Potential Impacts in Pediatric Radiologists.” Pediatric Radiology, 2020 July; 50(8):1071-107
- Brown BP. “Adding Value within Medicine’s New Paradigm: The Pediatric Radiologist.” Pediatric Radiology, 2018 May; 48(5): 612-614.
- Sinsabaugh C, Brown BP, Gunderman RB. “Work-Related Stress: Lessons from the US Marine Corps.” Journal of the American College of Radiology, 2018 Mar; 15(3): 493-495.
- Koontz NK, Kamer AP, Dodson SC, Capps AE, Tomblinson CM, Brown BP, et al. “Social Media Utilization at an Academic Radiology Practice.” Acad Radiol. 2018 Jan;25(1):111-117.
Multi-format Curriculum for Professionalism Education
- Role: Principal Investigator
- Dates: July 2018 – June 2021
- Funder: American Roentgen Ray Society Leonard Berlin Award
- Description: To research, design, and implement an innovative comprehensive curriculum in medical professionalism for trainees, with dissemination nationally after a pilot implementation at our local institution.
Perinatal Ethics and Diagnostics
- Fisher S, Anderson C, Steinhardt N, Howser L, Bhamidipalli S, Brown BP, Gray BW. “It’s Complex: Predicting Gastroschisis Outcomes Using Prenatal Imaging.” Journal of Surgical Research, 2020 (forthcoming).
- Gunderman PFR, Shea, LAG, Gray, BW, Brown BP. “Prenatal MRI in the Diagnosis of Complicated Meconium Ileus.” Prenatal Diagnosis, 2018 Aug; 38(9):685-691.
- Brown BP, Wise R, Reher T, Vandewalle R, Brown JJ, Timsina L, Gray BW. "A Multifactorial Severity Score for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) using Fetal MRI." Pediatric Radiology, 2019 Dec; 49(13):1718-172.
Effects of Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy on Long-Term Maternal and Child Outcomes
- Role: Co-Principal Investigator
- Dates: July 2018 – June 2023
- Funder: NIH
- Description: To investigate the neurological and placental effects of opioid use during pregnancy and the perinatal neurological changes with neonatal abstinence syndrome. We propose a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary approach, combining prenatal and postnatal in vivo MR imaging, genetic biomarkers, and neonatal outcomes.
Chair, Teacher and Learner Advocacy, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2017 – present
Director, Physician Vitality and Values, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, 2020 – present
Chair of Professionalism, Radiologic Society of North America, 2018 – present
Vice-Chair for Fetal Imaging Research, Society for Pediatric Radiology, 2017 – present