Gregory Scott Brown, MD, FAIHM, is a psychiatrist and wellness advocate. He is founder and director of the Center for Green Psychiatry, and he is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Texas Dell Medical School.
Green Psychiatry is an evidence-based holistic approach to mental health that focuses not only on the eradication of illness, but the promotion of long-term and sustainable wellness. This means not only utilizing conventional approaches (medication and psychotherapy), but also incorporating discussions on nutrition, physical activity, mind-body practices (like meditation and yoga), conversations on spirituality and purpose, and judicious use of natural products.
Dr. Brown completed residency in general psychiatry at the Dell Medical School, and he completed a fellowship in integrative medicine with the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM). He received a doctorate of medicine from the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas in Houston, a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Rice University, and he completed a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-medical Program at Johns Hopkins.
During medical school, he participated in a rotation on the adolescent residential treatment unit at Harvard's McLean Hospital. Years later, during his residency, he completed an adolescent mental health track allowing extended exposure to diagnosing and treating mental health concerns in young people. He also spent several years working as a research coordinator in addiction psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and is co-author on several peer-reviewed studies on stimulant addiction. Prior to transitioning to medicine, Dr. Brown studied oboe performance at The Juilliard School.
During his time in residency, Dr. Brown was awarded a SAMHSA Minority Fellowship by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and in this capacity served on the APA Communications Council for two years. He is actively engaged in promoting productive mental health discourse and fighting stigma through writing, speaking, and social media.
Dr. Brown is a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance and he has completed additional training in the trauma-conscious yoga method. At the Center for Green Psychiatry, Dr. Brown treats adolescent and adult patients of both genders, but he has a particular interest in men's health and wellbeing. Dr. Brown lives in Austin with his wife. Learn more about Dr. Brown's work at his official website: gregoryscottbrown.com.