Substance use and behavioral health outcomes
Dr. Qiana Brown is an epidemiologist, social worker, and assistant professor of social work and urban-global public health at Rutgers University. Her research examines how the social environment shapes substance use and other behavioral health outcomes among women, youth, and families. Dr. Brown earned a PhD in drug dependence epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University before completing a postdoctoral research fellowship in substance abuse epidemiology at Columbia University. She also founded and directs a community-based, drug treatment center – Jane’s House of Inspiration – focused on helping women, families, and communities address problems related to substance use disorders.