Sabrina Brown, DrPH
Associate Professor
Department:
Location:
111 Washington Ave.
CPH 205B
Lexington, KY 40536-0003
Contact: | 859.257.6711

Education

 

DrPH, Biostatistics

University of Kentucky

 

MPH, Environmental and Health Sciences

University of Kentucky

 

BA, Communication

Roberts Wesleyan College

 

 

Dr. Sabrina Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Her research is focused on violence prevention, developing statewide surveillance and reporting systems, and system evaluation. She developed the CDC-funded Kentucky Violent Death Reporting System, and continues to serve as project PI. She also partnered with Kentucky coroners to develop the statewide Coroner Investigation Report, as detailed in American Journal of Health Behavior. Dr. Brown has also designed curriculum for annual coroner in-service trainings aimed at improving coroner death investigations, record keeping, and reporting practices. She has spearheaded several population-based studies: differences in suicide between men and women, intimate partner violence and homicide-suicides, and is currently collaborating on an ecological study, and a study linking morbidity and mortality rates to geographic areas to prevent infant death. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Brown worked as a broadcast journalist. In addition to her scholarly work, she continues to write for lay audiences about issues of interpersonal and domestic violence.

Research Interests:
  • Violence prevention
  • Youth suicide
  • Homicide
  • Substance use and overdose
  • Firearm fatalities
  • Sudden unexpected infant death, child abuse and neglect
  • Elder abuse