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Qiana L. Brown, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW

Advisory Council Member

Dr. Qiana L. Brown is an epidemiologist, social worker, translational scientist and Assistant Professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work and School of Public Health, Department of Urban-Global Public Health. She directs the Substance Use Research, Evaluation, and Maternal and Child Health (SURE MatCH) Group at the School of Social Work’s Center for Prevention Science. From a health equity lens, her research focuses on system-level change to improve maternal and child health – centering on preventing prenatal substance use and examining the role of the built and social environment and health and social policy in shaping substance use and other health outcomes among women, youth, and families. Dr. Brown’s peer-reviewed research has been published in top-tier journals, including JAMA.

Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Brown earned her PhD in mental health and drug dependence epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in substance abuse epidemiology at Columbia University. Dr. Brown is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) New Jersey chapter.