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Susan Taylor-Brown, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 671
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-7006

Research Bio

Dr. Taylor-Brown's research interests include these areas:
1) Health-related clinical and policy research with particular interest in end of life care
2) Grief and loss
3) Palliative care
5) Genetics
6) Ethics
7) Family-centered care of medically fragile children
8) Child abuse
9) Community based collaborative service interventions
10) Cultural diversity
11) Developmental disabilities
12) Interdisciplinary teams
13) Chronic illness
14) Prevention

Awards & Honors (Local)

Women's Studies Award for Gender Equity Work | Nazareth College | Rochester, NY 2006
Nominated, Ernest A. Lynton Award for Faculty Professional Service and Academic Outreach Award 2005
Certificate of Recognition for Developing Services for HIV+ affected families | Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS 2004
Recognition Award for Youth Adventurers Group - Experiential Group | Greater Rochester Spina Bifida Association 2004
Last Acts Award for End of Life Texts in Social Work | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2004
Invited to serve on the care-giving and mental health expert panel representing the "Primary Care: Chronic Medical Illness" | Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development | 13 panel experts were selected from over 500 candidates 2002
Certificate of Recognition for Developing Services for HIV+ women and their children | New York State Department of Health 1999
Certificate of Recognition for caring for HIV affected families | Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS 1999
Public Health National Honor Society | Delta Omega 1996
Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals 1992 - 1993
Faculty Spring/Summer Research Award | Eastern Michigan University 1989
Josephine Nevins Keal Professional Development Award | Eastern Michigan University 1989
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award 1988

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 13 available »

Anderson G, Ryan C, Taylor-Brown S, White-Gray M (Editors). "Children and AIDS". Child Welfare (Special Issue). 1999; 77((2)): March/April.
Johnson A, Wilkinson D, Taylor-Brown S. "Genetic Testing: Policy implications for individuals and families". Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family Health Care. 1999; 17(1): 27-43.
Taylor-Brown S. "Family unity camping weekend: Dreams come true for HIV affected families." Reflections: Narratives of professional helping. 1998; .
Anderson G, Ryan C, Taylor-Brown S, White-Gray M. "HIV/AIDS and children, youths, and families: lessons learned. Introduction." Child welfare. 1998 77(2):101-5.
Taylor-Brown S, Teeter JA, Blackburn E, Oinen L, Wedderburn L. "Parental loss due to HIV: caring for children as a community issue--the Rochester, New York experience." Child welfare. 1998 77(2):137-60.

Current Appointments

Clinical Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary


MPH/PhD | Public Health Social Work (Combined Program) | University of Pittsburgh,School of Social Work & Graduate School of Public Health1986
MPH | Public Health/Social Work | University of Pittsburgh1985
MSW | Clinical Social Work | National Catholic School of Social Service, Catholic University1978
BA | Psychology | University of Rochester1976