Brown joined the Center for Social Work Research within the School of Social Work in September 2010 as a student research assistant. She received her M.S.W. from Wayne State in May of 2012, and in November of 2012 was promoted to the position of manager of research support. She is also a yoga instructor and has a particular interest in research on yoga therapy and mindfulness practices for mental health. In addition to her research responsibilities, Brown is also an adjunct faculty member in the School of Social Work. She teaches an elective titled “Mind-Body-Spirit Approaches and Social Work Practice.” This class examines various complementary and alternative practices and their research efficacy. Students learn how these practices can be integrated into work with clients and communities as well as used for their own self-care.
In her role as manager of research support, Brown manages the student research assistants, assists faculty with their research and manages various assessment tools and conducts data analysis for internal evaluation for the School of Social Work. She also works on evaluation with community organizations, which has included data collection, analysis, report writing and presentations.
Degrees and Certifications
- B.A. in Social Sciences, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
- M.S.W., Wayne State University
- Michigan Licensed Macro Social Worker