Amy E. Caruso Brown

Amy E. Caruso Brown, MD

Amy E. Caruso Brown, M.D., MSc, MSCS, is an Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Humanities and Pediatrics.

She received a B.A. in cognitive science and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Virginia (2002), an M.D. from Emory University (2008), an M.Sc. in medical anthropology from Oxford University (2008), and an M.S. in clinical research from the University of Colorado (2014). She also completed residency training in general pediatrics (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008-2009; University of Colorado, 2009-2011) and fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology (University of Colorado, 2011-2014).

Dr. Brown is the Co-Director of Foundations of Reasoning in Medicine, a required course for first- and second-year medical students, and also teaches in the Center's Physicians and Social Responsibility elective courses. She serves on the College of Medicine Curriculum Committee and the Upstate Institutional Review Board. She also sees patients at the Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders and at Golisano Children's Hospital.

Her current research interests include the impact of social media on trust and communication between physicians and families; racial, ethnic, and cultural disparities in approaches to treatment refusal; methods of assessment in ethics and professionalism education; and the effects of the current political climate on the provision of ethical health care to diverse populations.

Selected Publications

Caruso Brown AE, Garden R. From silence into language: Questioning the power of physician illness narratives. AMA J Ethics. 2017;19(5):501-07. Available from: External Icon

Caruso Brown AE. Should clinicians intervene if they suspect that a caregiver whose child has cancer is at risk of psychological harm? AMA J Ethics. 2017;19(5):493-500. Available from: External Icon

Caruso Brown AE. Making a safe space possible. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17(4):343-44. Available from: External Icon

Caruso Brown A. Finding faith in skepticism and symbolism in science. Narrat Inq Bioethics. 2016;6(3):159-61. Available from: External Icon

Caruso Brown AE, Asturias EJ, Melgar M, et al. Incidence and consequences of varicella in children treated for cancer in Guatemala. World J Pediatr. 2016;12(3):320-26. Available from: External Icon

Caruso Brown AE, Cohen M, Tong S, et al. Pharmacokinetics and safety of cidofovir for life- threatening viral infections in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015;59(7):3718-25. Available from: External Icon

Caruso Brown AE. Family-centered care and evidence-based medicine in conflict: Lessons for pediatricians. Hosp Pediatr. 2015;5(1):52-54.

Caruso Brown AE, Howard SC, Baker J, et al. Reported availability and gaps of pediatric palliative care in low-income and middle-income countries: A systematic review. J Palliat Med. 2014;17(12):1369-83. Available from: External Icon