Sara Brown

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Assistant Clinical Professor
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
Ed.D., College of Saint Mary, 2011
M.N., Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2006
Phone: (949) 824-3129
University of California, Irvine
106A Berk Hall
Mail Code: 3959
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Low-Resource Population Health, Maternal-Child Health, Postpartum, Breastfeeding, Mobile-Health Technologies
Academic Distinctions
2017 Maternal-Child Health Leader Award
2016 40 Under 40 Nurse Leader Award
2015 Nebraska Nurse of the Year Award
2014 Leadership in Innovative Education and E-Learning
2014 Service Award
2014 Certificate of Recognition for Commitment and Dedication to
Interprofessional Education
2013 A Nebraska Nurse Hero and Mentor
2012 Certificate of Teaching and Mentoring Appreciation
2008 Teacher Appreciation Award
2007 Certificate of Recognition for producing Honor Society Student
2007 Outstanding Performance in Best Practices Presentation
2016-2017, Fellowship under Dr. Jennifer Moore PhD, RN, Institute for Medicaid Innovation, Washington D.C.

2011-2013, Fellowship under Dr. Jack Turman, PhD, School of Allied Health, Department of Physical Therapy and Neuroscience, UNMC
Hanna, K.M., Kaiser, K.L., Brown, S.G., Campbell-Grossman, C., Fial, A., Ford, A., Hudson, D.B., Keating-Lefler, R., Keeler, H., Moore, T., Nelson, A.E., Pelish, P., Wilhelm, S. (2018, In Press). A Scoping Review of Transitions, Stress, and Adaptation among Emerging Adults. Advances in Nursing Science.

Snyder, K., Hansen, K., Brown, S.G., Potratz, A., White, K.. & Dinkel, D. (2018). Workplace Breastfeeding Support Varies by Employment Type: The Service Workplace. Breastfeeding Medicine, 13(1), 23-27. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2017.0074

Brown, S.G. Community Commitment: A Collaboration to Equitize Breastfeeding. (2017). Philanthropy Journal News (online), 1. Retrieved from

Hudson, D.B., Campbell-Grossman, C., Brown, S.G., Hanna, K.M., Ramamurthy, B., & Gorthi, B. (2017). Enhanced New Mothers Network cell phone application intervention: Interdisciplinary team development and lessons learned. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 39(1), 2469-4193. doi:10.1080/24694193.2016.1273979

Barry Hultquist, T., Kaiser, K.L., & Brown, S.G. (2017). Clinical Implementation Research with Health Professional Students: Partnering for Health Behavior Change. SAGE Research Methods, 16(6), 906-915. doi: 10.1177/1524839915596309

Brown, S. G., Hanna, K., Brage Hudson, D., Campbell-Grossman, C., Yates, B. & Kupzyk, K. (2016). Social Support, Parenting Competence and Parenting Satisfaction among Adolescent, African American Mothers. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1-18. doi: 10.1177/0193945916682724

Campbell-Grossman, C., Hudson, D.B., Kupzyk, K.A., Brown, S.G., Hanna, K.M., & Yates, B. (2016). Low-income, African American, adolescent mothers’ depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and social support. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-9. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0386-9

Brage Hudson, D., Campbell-Grossman, C., Brown, S.G., Yates, B., Hanna, K., & Kupzyk, K. (2015). Social Support and Psychosocial Well-Being among Low-Income, Adolescent, African American, First-Time Mothers. Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS 15-41R2 doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000202

Barry Hultquist, T, Brown, S.G., Waibel-Rycek, D., Geske, J. & Kaiser, K. (2015). Partnering with Community Dwelling Individuals with Diabetes for Health Behavior Change Using Action Plans: An Innovation in Health Professionals Education and Practice. Journal of Health Promotion Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1524839915596309

Brown, S., Brage Hudson, D., Campbell-Grossman, C. & Yates, B. (2014). Health Promotion Text Blasts for Minority Adolescent Mothers. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 39(6), 357-362. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000081
Professional Societies
Sigma Theta Tau, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, Midwest Nursing Research Society, American Public Health Association
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