CATALiST Seminar Series
Qiana Brown PhD, MPH, LCS
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health
Rutgers School of Social Work & School of Public Health, Dept. Urban-Global Public Health
Dr. Brown is participating in a CTSA Visiting Professorship Program across KL2 institutional hubs to provide an opportunity for KL2 scholars to give lectures at participating institutions with the goal of enhancing trainee experience, sharing science across disciplines, networking, and encouraging new team science collaborations. Dr. Brown is a KL2 scholar at the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS).
Dr. Qiana L. Brown is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work and School of Public Health, Department of Urban-Global Public Health at Rutgers University. She directs the Substance Use Research, Evaluation, and Maternal and Child Health (SURE MatCH) Group at the School of Social Work’s Center for Prevention Science. Dr. Brown is an epidemiologist and macro-level, advanced generalist licensed certified social worker (LCSW). From a health equity lens, her research focuses on system-level change to improve maternal and child health – centering on preventing prenatal substance use and examining the role of the built and social environment and health and social policy in shaping substance use and other health outcomes among women, youth and families. Dr. Brown’s peer-reviewed research has been published in top-tier journals, to include JAMA. She is also a member of the editorial boards of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Substance Use and Misuse and the Journal of Substance Use. Dr. Brown earned her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health.