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Stephanie Brown

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: (734) 625-1092
Email(link sends e-mail)

Curriculum Vitae

Education:
BS in Psychology University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1991
MA in Social Psychology Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 1995
PhD in Social Psychology Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow Survey Research Center, University of Michigan 2001
 
Research Interests: evolutionary basis of close relationships and altruism
biological bases of helping behavior
stress
neural circuitry underlying altruistic behavior
caregiving system
suicide
progesterone
bridging mental and physical health
 
Current Research: Dr. Brown uses a variety of biomarkers to test whether and how helping behavior in humans emerges from neural circuits that evolved to motivate parenting behavior. Her studies increase understanding of how neural circuits that support parenting behavior promote mental health and protect individuals against disease.
 
Honors: Positive Psychology Summer Institute Fellowship (2005)
James Madison University Visiting Scholar Award (2004)
 
Publications: Medline Search
 
New! Research ArticleAmerican Journal of Public Health, Giving to Others and the Association Between Stress and Mortality (September 2013)
Appointment: Stephanie L Brown Appointed to Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University (2013)
Research articleAmerican Journal of Public Health: Giving to Others and the Association Between Stress and Mortality (2013)