Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, APRN

Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, APRN
CPHI Senior Fellow

Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing, Family and Community Health
Email: brawnerb@nursing.upenn.edu

Public Health Interests:

HIV, community health, mental health, adolescents, racial/ethnic minorities, disadvantaged populations, multilevel modeling, mixed methods research

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, APRN is a nurse researcher examining individual, social and structural drivers of health inequities. She is passionate about urban women's physical and mental health, and takes a community engaged approach to science. Her current randomized controlled trial is testing the effect of a targeted psycho-educational intervention on HIV/STI risk reduction among Black adolescents with mental illness.

Select Publications:

Brawner, B. M., Sommers, M. S., Moore, K., Aka-James, R., Zink, T., Brown, K. M., & Fargo, J. D. (in press). Exploring genitoanal injury and HIV risk among women: Menstrual phase, hormonal birth control, and injury frequency and prevalence. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000824

Brawner, B. M., Alexander, K. A., Fannin, E. F., Baker, J. L., & Davis, Z. M. (in press). The role of sexual health professionals in developing a shared concept of risky sexual behavior and HIV transmission. Public Health Nursing. doi: 10.1111/phn.12216

Brawner, B.M., Reason, J., Goodman, B., Guthrie, B., & Schensul, J. (2015). Multi-level drivers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) among Black Philadelphians: Exploration using community ethnography and geographic information systems. Nursing Research, 64(2): 100-110. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000076

Brawner, B. M., Volpe, E., Stewart, J. & Gomes, M. M. (2013). Attitudes and beliefs toward biobehavioral research participation: Voices and concerns of urban adolescent females receiving outpatient mental health treatment. Annals of Human Biology, 40(6): 485-495. (PMID: 23822716) doi:10.3109/03014460.2013.806590