Emery N. Brown is the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT; the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School; and a practicing anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Brown is an anesthesiologist-statistician whose experimental research has established that induction and maintenance of extracellular current oscillations are a primary neurophysiological mechanism through anesthetics act in the brain to create the states of general anesthesia. His statistics research has developed signal processing algorithms to study dynamic processes in neuroscience.
Dr. Brown served on President Obama’s NIH Brain Initiative Working Group. He is the recipient of an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Applied Mathematics, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Excellence in Research Award.
Dr. Brown is one of 21 people who is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.