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
Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences
Co-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.