Visiting Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Primary Phone: 967-179-4602
My research examines the social and cultural factors influencing Black men’s mental health and sexual behaviors. I am interested in translating the findings from my research into policies and interventions that improve the health and life expectancy of Black men.
2005 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI | Bachelor of Arts
2007 | University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC | Master of Public Health
2016 | University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC | Doctor of Philosophy
Starting in the Fall of 2019, I will teach BCHS 2520: Theories of Health Behavior and Health Education. Below is a listing of my previous teaching experiences.
Public Health Education Department-North Carolina Central University
Course Title: Fundamentals of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Course Title: Personal Health
Health Behavior Department-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Course Title: Interventions and Evaluation
Course Title: Health Behavior Health Education Practice II
Course Title: Health Behavior Health Education Practice I
Escobar-Viera CG, Whitfield DL, Wessel CB, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Brown AL, Chandler CJ, Hoffman BL, Marshal MP, & Primack BA. (2018). For Better or for Worse? A Systematic Review of the Evidence on Social Media Use and Depression Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Minorities. JMIR Ment Health 2018;5(3):e10496. doi: 10.2196/10496.
Taggart, T, Brown, A.L., & Kershaw, T. (2018). Neighborhood contexts and marijuana use among urban dwelling emerging adult men. American Journal of Men’s Health. doi: 10.1177/1557988317753222
Fisher-Borne, M & Brown, AL. (2018). A Case Study Using Photovoice to Explore Racial and Social Identity and Contextualize HIV Risk among Young Black Men: Implications for Social Work Research and Practice. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.
Powell, WA; Taggart, TT; Richmond, J; Adams, LB; & Brown, A. (2016). They can't breathe: Why neighborhoods also matter for African American male health. In L. M. Burton, D. Burton, S. M. McHale, V. King, and J. Van Hook (Eds.), Boys and Men in African American Families. New York: Springer.
Matthews,D. D., Smith, J. C., Brown, A. L., & Malebranche, D. J. (2016). Reconciling Epidemiology and Social Justice in the Public Health Discourse around the Sexual Networks of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. American Journal of Public Health, 106(5), 808-814.
Isler, M. R., Brown, A. L., Eley, N., Mathews, A., Batten, K., Rogers, R., ...& MacQueen, K. M. (2014). Curriculum development to increase minority research literacy for HIV prevention research: A CBPR approach. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 8(4), 511-521.