Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, MDiv, APRN

Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, MDiv, APRN
Senior Fellow

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Family and Community Health

Public Health Interests

Adolescents, Built Environment, Community Engagement, Community/Population Health, Health Equity, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Mixed Methods Research, Social Determinants of Health, Urban Planning



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