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J. Larry Brown

Dr. J. Larry Brown directs the Center on Hunger and Poverty at Brandeis University. He coordinated the Medford Declaration to End Hunger in the U.S., a document endorsed by over 3,000 leaders of organizations with a combined membership of over 100 million Americans.


Formerly on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Brown served as chairman of the Physician Task Force on Hunger in America, where he led a team of nationally prominent doctors on field investigations in half of the states of the nation during the 1980's.


Dr. Brown is immediate past chair of the board of Oxfam America, and he also chaired the medical task force of USA for Africa. He is author of numerous articles in both lay and scientific journals, such as Scientific America and Encyclopedia Britannica, and several books, including Living Hungry in America. Dr. Brown has appeared frequently on national television, including Nightline, the Today Show, and Good Morning America.



Hunger, almost eliminated in the 70’s, is now widespread
ASK THIS | November 29, 2005
The United States is the only western industrial democracy that lets millions go hungry, including many above the poverty line, and the problem is getting worse. Dr. J. Larry Brown, who runs the Center on Hunger and Poverty at Brandeis, has questions reporters need to ask.

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