Charmaine Browne is a Public Health Nutritionist working as the Assistant Director of Hypertension, leading city-wide policy and programming within the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She is dedicated to leading innovative solutions to prevent and control diet-related chronic disease among communities disproportionately impacted.
Charmaine completed her Bachelor’s degree at CUNY Queens College where studied abroad in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) for 5 months and Paris, France for 1 year. Her time abroad allowed her to connect with people of diverse ethnicities and travel throughout the Caribbean and Europe. She then obtained her masters degree in Global Public Health Nutrition at the University of Westminster in London UK where she lived for 3.5 years. While living in London she had the opportunity to manage community public health programs working with diverse low-income families then as a Public Health Strategist implementing action plans and strategic plans with the local council government. Upon her return to New York City (NYC) she supported a city-wide COVID-19 hunger response providing oversight of food health hazards of the emergency meals delivered throughout NYC. She has work experience managing nutrition programs for HIV+ New Yorkers at Mount Sinai’s Institute for Advanced Medicine and remains dedicated to equitable inclusive public health solutions.
She currently works as the Assistant Director of NYC’s Hypertension Initiative leading the implementation of placed-based solutions, policy advocacy, and engaging collaborative efforts city-wide to prevent and control hypertension among Black and Latino New Yorkers.