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Laura L. Brown

Laura L. Brown, MD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Adjunct - Pediatrics

Divisions: General Pediatrics

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Changing Breastfeeding Behavior, Improving Rates

Dr. Brown is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her medical degree with highest honors from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and completed her Pediatric residency at the University of Utah/Primary Children's Hospital. She has been a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society since 2011. As a general pediatrician, Dr. Brown cares for patients primarily in the University Pediatric Clinic 6 as well as the University Hospital Well Baby and Intermediate Care Nurseries, focusing on preventative and acute health care of infants, children, and adolescents. She particularly enjoys helping families navigate vaccine-related questions/concerns as well as caring for adopted children and children with special healthcare needs; additionally, as a Certificated Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC), she has a special interest in supporting breastfeeding mother-infant dyads.

Education History

Internship/Residency University of Utah
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Undergraduate Wheaton College
Undergraduate Columbia College

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Stipelman CH, Stoddard GJ, Bennion J, Young PC, Brown LL (2022). Real-time Breastfeeding Documentation: Timing of Breastfeeding Initiation and Outpatient Duration. Acad Pediatr.
  2. Brown LL, Talker R, Stoddard GJ, Clayton J, Millar, M, Jo Y, Bardsley T, Stipelman CH (2021). Breastfeeding attitudes and practices in a rural Utah Navajo community. Matern Child Health J.
  3. Mihalopoulos NL, Stipelman C, Hemond J, Brown LL, Young PC (2017). Universal Lipid Screening in 9- to 11-Year-Olds Before and After 2011 Guidelines. Acad Pediatr, 18(2), 196-199.
  4. Stipelman C, Young PC, Hemond J, Brown LL, Mihalopoulos NL (Dec 2017). Dyslipidemia Screening of 9- to 11-Year-Olds at Well-Child Visits by Utah Pediatricians. Clin Pediatr (Phila), 56(14), 1286-1290.

Case Report

  1. Doll E, Bonkowsky J, Brown LL, de Havenon AH, Brockmeyer D, Glasgow TS, Morita DC (2014). Chiari I Malformation Causing Developmental Regression in a 4 month old. Glob Pediatr Health.


  1. Wong PD, Thadani SH, Brown LL, Moodie RG (2018). Polar relationship in emerging nations: severe household food insecurity and breastfeeding. CMAJ, 190(11), E312-E319.
  2. Brown LL (2017). Exhausted Teenagers Need Later School Start Times. The Salt Lake Tribune.
  3. Brown LL (2017). Teenagers and Sleep. Deseret News.


  1. Wong PD, Thadani SH, Brown LL, Moodie RG (2020). Consider the full spectrum of household food insecurity. [Letter to the editor]. CMAJ, 191(1), E20.


  1. Young PC, Brown LL, Hemond J, Mihalopoulos N, Stipelman C (2016). Dyslipidemia Screening of 9-11 Year Olds at Well Child Visits by Utah Pediatricians [Abstract]. Clinical Pediatrics.