Director SHCC Psychiatry

portrait of jody brown

Professional Interests

ADHD, student mental health


Jody Brown, MD, joined the University of Florida faculty in 2015. He received his undergraduate degree from UF and then attended medical school at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry and fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the integrated programs of Wright State University and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

After graduating from his fellowship, Dr. Brown served as the chief of the mental health clinic at Barksdale Air Force Base near Shreveport, Louisiana. While there, he served and as a medical director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program and a medical consultant for drug demand reduction. During that timeframe, he also provided support for the psychiatry staff at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.

In 2005, Dr. Brown returned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he served as the U.S. Air Force fellowship training director for child and adolescent psychiatry for three years. While there, he served as the medical director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program. He also served as the associate training director for the general psychiatry residency program for one year. Before leaving the Air Force in 2008, Dr. Brown was deployed and spent approximately five months in Afghanistan.

Dr. Brown returned to Florida in 2008 and worked as a staff psychiatrist at Halifax Behavioral Services in Daytona Beach before moving to Arkansas and joining the University of Arkansas for Medical Services staff, where he worked in a multitude of programs, including a school-based mental health program, known as STRIVE, and a juvenile justice-based program. Dr. Brown then became the director of the child and adolescent psychiatry division for several years.

In 2014, Dr. Brown came back to Florida where he served as the Division Director and the Fellowship Training Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UF Department of Psychiatry. He is currently an Associate Professor serving as the Associate Fellowship Training Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Medical Director for Student Health Psychiatry.

Honors and Awards

Exemplary Teaching Award, College of Medicine, UF, Gainesville, FL, 2016