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Shannon Self-Brown

Professor    Doctoral Program Director

Ph.D., 2004, Louisiana State University, Clinical Psychology
M.A., 1997, University of West Florida, Counseling Psychology
B.A., 1995, University of West Florida, Psychology


Child maltreatment, Family violence, Urban health, Evaluation/Implementation of child maltreatment prevention programs, Examining protective factors for youth exposed to community and family violence


Doctoral Program Director
Professor of Public Health
Associate Director for Research and Development in the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC)

Self-Brown Curriculum Vitae

Shannon Self-Brown is a Professor and the Doctoral Program Director in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.  She is the Associate Director for Research and Development in the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC), which is housed in the Center for Healthy Development in the School of Public Health, where she she runs several federally funded grants targeting prevention of child maltreatment and implementation of evidence-based practices in child welfare and public health. She also serves as the Director of the Ph.D Program in Public Health.

Prior to joining the staff at GSU, Dr. Self-Brown received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Louisiana State University in 2004, with a specialization in child trauma and pediatric psychology. She completed post-doctoral training at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center in Charleston, SC as an NIMH-Sponsored Post-Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Self-Brown completed a Research Fellowship at the CDC in the Division of Violence Prevention from 2006-2008, where she served as a Behavioral Scientist for four cooperative agreements focused on developing and implementing child maltreatment prevention programs utilizing technology.  Her research interests include examining risk and protective factors for youth exposed to community and family violence, child maltreatment, and disaster, as well as the evaluation of dissemination/implementation efforts for child maltreatment prevention programs.


Self-Brown, S., Whitaker, D., Kolko, D., & Berliner, L. (2012). Introduction to the Special Issue on disseminating child maltreatment interventions: Research on implementing evidence-based programs. Child Maltreatment, 17, 5-10.

Self-Brown, S., Lai, B., Thompson, J., McGill, T., & Kelley, M.L. (In press). PTSD Trajectories for Youth Impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Affective Disorders.
Self-Brown, S. & Whitaker, D. (2008). Parent-Focused Child Maltreatment Prevention: Improving Assessment, Intervention, and Dissemination With Technology. Child Maltreatment, 13 ,400-416.


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