Suicide Prevention Consortium of Kentucky Honors Dr. Sabrina Brown for Service

January 24, 2021

Dr. Sabrina Brown, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and faculty researcher at the Kentucky Injury Prevention Research Center, is the recipient of the 2020 Community Service Award presented by the Suicide Prevention Consortium of Kentucky (SPCK).


By facilitating educational workshops on suicide incidence,  promoting suicide prevention legislation, and meeting with members of the Kentucky legislature, Brown has been instrumental in promoting suicide awareness and prevention throughout the state. 


“Dr. Brown has traveled extensively throughout the Commonwealth, for several years, without honorariums to heighten and sustain suicide prevention.  Without hesitation, we were honored to award Dr. Brown for her sacrificial service,” said Stephanie K. Benson, SPCK chair.


A scholar whose research focuses on violence prevention, developing statewide surveillance and reporting systems, and system evaluation, Brown has spearheaded several population-based studies focused on differences in suicide between men and women, intimate partner violence, homicide-suicides, and infant death.


The Suicide Prevention Consortium of Kentucky is comprised of community leaders, educators and grass roots organizers throughout the state.  The goals of the consortium are accomplished through QPR trainings, Mental Health First Aid, Annual Community Forum and Day on the Hill.