Lynda M. Brown

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentFamily and Consumer Sciences



OfficeBenbow Hall
Room: 205

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Lynda M. Brown


Ph D: Nutrition, University of Maryland, 2003

BS: Biology, College of William and Mary, 1982

Research Interests

My research involves the effects of diet, behavior, neurochemistry and inflammation on obesity. My current grant focusing on the relationship between diet and obesity implicates the connection between certain types of fat which can increase inflammation. My research uses this mechanism as a pivot point as we examine the relationship between diet and health. My ultimate goal is to understand the mechanisms of obesity so that we are able to decrease its prevalence. My USDA NIFA Evans Allen grant: Diet-induced inflammation and its implications in generational obesity will investigate the interaction of diet and sex in generational obesity.

Recent Publications

Peck, Milagros  Porter, Amber  Hayes, Breanna  Otieno, Dammah  Hargrove, Angelina   Mayhand, Cynethia  Johnson, Anisa  Brown, Lynda  (2017).  Sex and longevity: Why women live longer than men. .  (1,  6,  pp. 19-23).  Journal of Student Research.

Brown, Lynda  Ladmirault, Keshia   Cooney, Paula  (2016).  Aging differentially effects diet-induced obesity and central leptin sensitivity in rats. .  (1,  4,  pp. 143-154).  International Journal of Advanced Nutritional and Health Science.

Shi, Haifei  Brown, Lynda  Rahimian, Roshanak   (2015).  Sex/Gender Differences in Metabolism and Behavior: Influence of Sex Chromosomes and Hormones (Editorial). .  Special Issue on Sex/Gender Diªerences in Metabolismand Behavior: In°uence of Sex Chromosomes and Hormones  (2015,  pp. 1-2).  International Journal of Endocrinology.

Frank, Aaron  Brown, Lynda  Clegg, Deborah  (2014).  The Role of Hypothalamic Estrogen Receptors in Metabolic Regulation. .  (4,  35,  pp. 550-7).  Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology.

Brown, Lynda  Clegg, Deborah  (2014).  Chapter 8: Food Intake Regulation. .  In Carolyn D Berdanier ,  CRC Handbook of Nutrition and Food  (3rd,  ).  CRC Press.

Miller, Colette  Morton, Heidi  Cooney, Paula  Winters, Tricia  Ramseur, Keshia  Rayalam, Srujana  Della-Fera, Mary   Baile, Clifton  Brown, Lynda  (2014).  Acute exposure to high fat diets increase hepatic expression of genes related to cell repair and remodeling in female rats. .  In Jan;34(1):85-93  (1,  34,  pp. 85-93).  Nutrition Research .

Brown, Lynda  Clegg, Deborah  (2013).  Estrogen and leptin regulation of endocrinological features of anorexia..  (1,  38,  pp. 237).  Neuropsychopharmacology.

Miller, Colette  Brown, Lynda  Rayalam, Srujana  Della-Fera, Mary  Baile, Clifton  (2012).  Estrogens, Inflammation and Obesity: An Overview. .  (1,  7,  pp. 40-47).  Frontiers in Biology.

Miller, Colette  Kauffman, Tricia  Cooney, Paula  Ramseur, Keshia  Brown, Lynda  (2011).  Comparison of DEXA and QMR technologies for fat and lean body mass in adult rat models..  (1,  103,  pp. 117-121).  Physiology & Behavior.

Clegg, Deborah  Gotoh, Koro  Kemp, Chris  Wortman, Matthew  Benoit, Stephen   Brown, Lynda  D'Alessio, David  Tso, Patrick  Seeley, Randy  Woods, Steven   (2011).  Consumption of a high-fat diet induces central insulin resistance independent of obesity..  (1,  103,  pp. 10-16).  Physiology & Behavior.