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)
Dr. Shannon Self-Brown is a child clinical psychologist and a Professor in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She serves as Department Chair of the Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences and is the Co-Director of the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC). NSTRC is a center housed within the School of Public Health that focuses on the dissemination of SafeCare, an evidence-based parenting program for preventing child physical abuse and neglect.
Dr. Self-Brown’s research focuses on child maltreatment prevention, behavioral parenting intervention, youth trauma intervention, and implementation science. Her research has been funded by NIH, NCTSN, CDC, PCORI, and several foundations. Dr. Self-Brown has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications focusing on the impact of youth violence, trauma, and disaster exposure on youth mental health, as well as the implementation of evidence-based behavioral parenting programs and mental health practices for traumatized youth. Dr. Self-Brown sits on several advisory board committees, including the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Implementation Task Force. She serves as a grant reviewer for the DOJ, NCTSN, and NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research subcommittee, and as a member of the editorial board for the journal Child Maltreatment.
Self-Brown, S., Osborne, M.C., Rostad, W., & Feil, E. (2017). A Technology-Mediated Implementation of an Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Prevention Program. Child Maltreatment, 22 (4) 344-353.
Tiwari, A., Self-Brown, S., Lai, B., McCarty, & C., Carruth, L. (2017). Effects of an evidence-based parenting program on biobehavioral stress among at-risk mothers for child-maltreatment: A pilot study. Social Work in Health Care, 1-27.
Self-Brown, S., Osborne, M., Lai, B., DeVeausse-Brown, N., Glasheen, T., & Adams, M. (2017). Initial findings from a feasibility trial examining the SafeCare© Dads to Kids Program with marginalized fathers. Journal of Family Violence, 1-16.
Self-Brown, S., Lai, B., Patterson, A., & Glasheen, T. (2017). The impact of natural disasters on youth: a focus on emerging research beyond internalizing disorders. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19(8), 53.
Hanson, R.F., Self-Brown, S., Rostad, W., & Jackson, M. (2016). The what, when, and why of implementation frameworks for evidence-based practices in child welfare and child mental health service systems. Child Abuse and Neglect, 53, 51-63.
Self-Brown, S., Tiwari, A., Lai, B., Roby, S., & Kinnish, K. (2015). Impact of Caregiver Factors on Youth Service Utilization of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a Community Setting. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1-9.