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Faculty Member - Clinical Psychology

Jennifer L. Brown, Ph.D.



Assistant Professor of Psychology


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University, 2010

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University, 2006

B.A., Psychology, Ohio Dominican University, 2003


Licensed Psychologist
Georgia License: PSY003600 (2012-present)
Texas License: 36692 (2014-present)


Phone: (806) 834-0197

Fax: (806) 742-0818



Vita: CV

Research Support:

1R03DA0377860-01: Brown (PI)
Impact of Drug Use Treatment on HIV Risk Behaviors: An Integrative Data Analysis
Role: Principal Investigator
Total Costs: $304,994

3U48DP001909-04S4: Brown (Co-PI), Chakraborty (Co-PI), Haddad (Co-PI)
SIP12-064: Contraceptive Use among HIV+ African American Female Adolescents
Role: Co-Principal Investigator (Multi-PI Leadership)
Total Costs: $300,000

1U01DP003894-01: Kottke (Co-PI), Sales (Co-PI)
A Multimedia,Group-Based Clinical Care and Support Model to Increase Dual Protection
Role: Co-Investigator
Total Costs: $3,200,000

NIDA Seed Grant: Sales (PI)
Understanding the genetic, environmental, and psychosocial factors associated with alcohol use and risky sexual behavior among young African-American women
Role: Co-Investigator

Center for AIDS Research Microgrant, Emory University: Sales (PI)
Emory University
Health Advice Adherence following Diagnosis of a Sexually Transmitted Infection
Role: Co-Investigator
Total Costs: $1,000

R01 Supplement: DiClemente (PI)
Alcohol Use and HIV Transmission Risk Behaviors among HIV+ Young Russian Women
Role: Data Analyst
Total Costs: $100,000

Research Interests:

Broadly, I conduct research in the areas of clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine. My research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions to promote health behavior engagement and positive psychosocial adaptation to chronic illness. I have a particular interest in the development of intervention strategies to prevent HIV/AIDS and improve psychosocial functioning among HIV-infected individuals using technology-delivered approaches. My research strives to reduce HIV-associated health disparities in diverse populations with a focus on women’s health.

Selected Research:

  • Brown, J.L., Vanable, P.A., Naughton, J.D., & Carey, M.P. (in press). Identifying HIV- Infected women’s psychosocial stressors: Findings from a qualitative study. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services.
  • Brown, J.L., Young, A.M., Sales, J.M., DiClemente, R.J., Rose, E.S., & Wingood, G.M. (in press). Impact of abuse history on adolescent African American women’s current HIV/STD-associated behaviors and psychosocial mediators of HIV/STD risk. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma.
  • Brown, J.L., Littlewood, R. A., & Vanable, P.A. (in press). Social-cognitive correlates of antiretroviral adherence among HIV-infected individuals receiving infectious disease care in a medium-sized, Northeastern U.S. city. AIDS Care.
  • Brown, J.L., Sales, J.M., DiClemente, R.J., Salazar, L.F., Vanable, P.A., Carey, M.P., Brown, L.K., Romer, D., Valois, R.F., & Stanton, B. (2012). Predicting discordance between self-reports of sexual abstinence and incident Sexually Transmitted Infections with African American female adolescents: Results from a 4-city study. AIDS & Behavior, 16(6), 1491-1500. doi: 10.1007/s10461-012-0163-8.
  • Brown, J.L., Sales, J.M., DiClemente, R.J., Latham Davis, T.P., & Rose, E.S. (2012). Characteristics of African American adolescent females who perceive their current boyfriends have concurrent sexual partners. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50, 377-382. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2011.07.008
  • Brown, J.L., Vanable, P.A., Carey, M.P., & Elin, L. (2011). Computerized stress management training for HIV+ women: A pilot intervention study. AIDS Care, 23(12), 1525-1532. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2011.569699.
  • Brown, J.L., & DiClemente, R.J. (2011). Secondary HIV prevention: Novel approaches to impact populations most at risk. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 8, 269-276. doi: 10.1007/s11904-011-0092-6.
  • Brown, J.L., & Vanable, P.A. (2008). Cognitive-behavioral stress management interventions for persons living with HIV: A review and critique of the literature. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35, 26-40. doi: 10.1007/s12160-007-9010-y
  • Brown, J.L., & Vanable, P.A. (2007). Alcohol use, partner type, and risky sexual behavior among college students: Findings from an event-level study. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 2940-2952. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.06.011

Teaching Interests and Activities:

Undergraduate Courses: Health Psychology

Graduate Courses: Neuropsychological Assessment

Clinical Interests and Activities:

My clinical interests are the implementation and evaluation of Empirically Validated Treatment Approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Psychological Consultation/Liaison; Behavioral Medicine/Clinical Health Psychology Interventions with expertise in working with individuals living with chronic diseases. I have expertise in clinical interventions with individuals living with HIV/AIDS; I am a Psychologist Trainer for the American Psychological Association’s HIV Office for Psychology Education.