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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-7006

Biography

Research

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
4) HIV/AIDS
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

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1978
MSW | National Catholic School of Social Service, Catholic University
Clinical Social Work

1986
MPH/PhD | University of Pittsburgh,School of Social Work & Graduate School of Public Health
Public Health Social Work (Combined Program)

1985
MPH | University of Pittsburgh
Public Health/Social Work

1976
BA | University of Rochester
Psychology

Awards

2006
Women's Studies Award for Gender Equity Work
Sponsor: Nazareth College
Location: Rochester, NY

2005
Nominated, Ernest A. Lynton Award for Faculty Professional Service and Academic Outreach Award

2004
Certificate of Recognition for Developing Services for HIV+ affected families
Sponsor: Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS

2004
Recognition Award for Youth Adventurers Group - Experiential Group
Sponsor: Greater Rochester Spina Bifida Association

2004
Last Acts Award for End of Life Texts in Social Work
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2002
Invited to serve on the care-giving and mental health expert panel representing the "Primary Care: Chronic Medical Illness"
Sponsor: Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development
Location: 13 panel experts were selected from over 500 candidates

1999
Certificate of Recognition for Developing Services for HIV+ women and their children
Sponsor: New York State Department of Health

1999
Certificate of Recognition for caring for HIV affected families
Sponsor: Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS

1996
Public Health National Honor Society
Sponsor: Delta Omega

1992 - 1993
Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals

1989
Faculty Spring/Summer Research Award
Sponsor: Eastern Michigan University

1989
Josephine Nevins Keal Professional Development Award
Sponsor: Eastern Michigan University

1988
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award

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Publications

Journal Articles

1999
Anderson G, Ryan C, Taylor-Brown S, White-Gray M (Editors). "Children and AIDS". Child Welfare (Special Issue). 1999; 77((2)): March/April.

1999
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.

1998
Taylor-Brown S. "Family unity camping weekend: Dreams come true for HIV affected families." Reflections: Narratives of professional helping. 1998; .

Books & Chapters

2007
Chapter Title: Teaching Resources for end of -life and palliative care
Book Title: AIDS and Social Work: Policy and Practice Issues
Author List: Taylor-Brown, S.
Edited By: In Ecski & B. Jones
Published By: Chicago Lyceum Books2007

2006
Chapter Title: Genetics and Social Work
Book Title: Handbook of health social work
Author List: Schild D, Taylor-Brown S, Djurjinovic L
Edited By: S Gehlert, T Browne
Published By: Wiley Press2006 in Hoboken, NJ

2004
Chapter Title: Family Unity Camp for HIV affected families: Creating a family-centered and community-building context for interventions that facilitate coping with HIV/AIDS related losses.
Book Title: End of life care textbook for social workers
Author List: Itin C, McFeaters S, Taylor-Brown S
Edited By: J Berzoff, P Silverman
Published By: Columbia University Press2004 in New York, NY

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