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