• Additional Titles:Director of International Service Learning and Community Engagement
  • Education:BA, Emory University
    MPH, Boston University
    Doctoral Candidate (PhD, Global Governance and Human Security/Global Health), University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
  • Office:635 Commonwealth Ave
  • Phone:617-353-7576

Scholarly and Practice Interests

  • The study of key linkages between health, human development and human security;  larger themes of health equity, social determinants of health, health systems and women’s health, with a focus on vulnerable or marginalize populations.
  • Research projects include the intersection of mental health and post-release adjustment in formerly incarcerated women with HIV in the US South, health system responses to intimate partner violence in South Africa, translation of evidence-based policy into practice in low and middle income countries and provision of human-rights based mental health services in vulnerable populations with a regional focus on South Africa.

Courses Taught

  • HS 405 Health Science Practicum
  • HS 348 Global Mental Health
  • HS 434 Global Health Governance
  • HS 325 Introduction to Global Health

Selected Publications

  • Pantalone, D. W., Scanlon, M. L., Brown, S. M., Radhakrishnan, B., & Sprague, C. (2018). Unmet Mental Health and Social Service Needs of Formerly Incarcerated Women Living with HIV in the Deep South. JANACJOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF NURSES IN AIDS CARE, 29(5), 712-727. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2018.04.003
  • Sprague, C., Radhakrishnan, B., Brown, S. M., Sommers, T., & Pantalone, D. W. (2017). Southern Women at Risk: Narratives of Familial and Social HIV Risk in Justice-Involved U.S. Women in Alabama.. Violence & Victims, 32(4), 728-753. doi:10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-16-00077
  • Sprague, C., & Brown, S. M. (2017). Local and Global HIV Aging Demographics and Research.. In R. F. DeMarco, & M. Brennan-Ing (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics (pp. 1-10). New York, NY and Boston, MA: Karger. doi:10.1159/000448532
  • DeMarco, R. F., Brennan-Ing, M., Sprague, C., & Brown, S. M. (2017). Ageism, Aging and HIV: Community Responses to Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support. Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics. In R. F. DeMarco, & M. Brennan-Ing (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics (Vol. 42, pp. 234-239). New York: Karger. doi:10.1159/000448567
  • Sprague, C., Woollett, N., Parpart, J., Hatcher, A. M., Sommers, T., Brown, S., & Black, V. (2015). When nurses are also patients: Intimate partner violence and the health system as an enabler of women’s health and agency in Johannesburg Global Public Health, 0(0), 1–15.
  • Brown, S.M., Monahan, A, Daniels, J.E. (2013) Type-2 diabetes in Belize: A cross-sectional study and holistic approach to increasing health education. International Public Health Journal, 2013;5(3).
  • Brown, S.M., Monahan, A, Daniels, J.E. (2013) Type-2 diabetes in Belize: A cross-sectional study and holistic approach to increasing health education: Building Community Capacity: Case Examples from Around the World. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Selected Presentations

  • Eastern Sociological Society, Mini-Conference in Global Health, The politics of neglect and implications for the global health discourse: perinatal mental health in South Africa, 2018.
  • Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, A Life Course Approach to Mental Health and Post-Release Adjustment in Southern Women with HIV, 2015
  • Panelist, 50 Years Later: A Discussion on Voting Rights and Mass Incarceration in 2015
  • University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences Research and Scholarship Day, Poster Presentation: When Nurses are Also Patients, 2014
  • Brown, S.M., Monahan, A, Daniels, J.E. (2012) Type-2 diabetes in Belize: A cross-sectional study and holistic approach to increasing health education. American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA (Accepted)
  • Onyeachom, U.N., Njepuome, N, Brown, S. (2011) Electronic data capture in a resource constrained environment : A case study of Abuja Heart Study. American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Washington, D.C.
  • Brown, S. (2011) Partnering with the Community: Assessing the Impact on Undergraduate Health Practicum on Community Health. Community Campus Partnerships for Health CU Expo, Waterloo, Canada.

Consulting and Professional Activities

  • Fellow at the Center for Peace, Democracy and Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Member, American Public Health Association
  • International Health Section, American Public Health Association
  • Community Engaged Scholarship for Health, Peer Reviewer
  • Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
  • Boston University Women’s Guild (BUWG)

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 Awarded Dean’s Summer Scholarship for Summer Research
  • 2013 Awarded Dean’s Summer Scholarship for Summer Research
  • 2013 American Association of Colleges and Universities Civic Engagement Grant
  • 2012 Awarded Dean’s Summer Scholarship for Summer Research
  • 2011 Awarded Dean’s Summer Scholarship for Summer Research
  • 2010 Summer Term Curriculum Development Grant
  • 2010 Awarded Dean’s Summer Scholarship for Summer Research
  • 2007 “Best Overall Poster” out of over 80 posters presented at Community Partner Practicum Finale Poster Session, 2007

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