Daniel P. Brown

Daniel P. Brown, Ph.D.

Daniel P. Brown, Ph.D., has been on the Harvard Medical School faculty for 36 years and serves as Associate Clinical Professor in Psychology. For the past 25 years, he has taught performance excellence courses at Harvard Medical School for physicians, surgeons, business executives, and superior district and family court judges.

Clinically, Dr. Brown’s specialties are trauma and abuse in children and adults, and infant-caregiver attachment. He recently completed a scientific study identifying the neurocircuitry of awakening. He is the author of 17 books, including Pointing Out the Great Way.  

He is also author of a main textbook on the assessment and treatment of attachment disorders in children and adults, Treatment of Attachment Disturbances in Adults, and a book on the stages of normal emotional development in children, Human Feelings. His main interest is in synthesizing East and West knowledge around performance excellence and vital engagement of everyday living.