Shelley M. Brown, MPH

Shelley M. Brown, MPH

Title
Clinical Assistant Professor
Program in Health Science
Office
635 Commonwealth Ave
Email
shelleyb@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-7576
Education
BA Emory University
M.P.H. Boston University
Doctoral Student (PhD, Global Governance and Human Security/Global Health), University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
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Courses Taught

  • HS 405 Health Science Practicum
  • HS 450 Non-Communicable Diseases in 21st Century
  • HS 325 Introduction to Global Health

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Shelley’s scholarly interests include a focus on the study of key linkages between health, human development and human security. Her research engages the larger themes of health equity, social determinants of health, health systems and women’s health, with a focus on vulnerable or marginalize populations. Her current 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.

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)

Publications

  • 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.

Presentations

  • 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.

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