Robyn Brown

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  • Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Director of the Health, Society and Populations Program
  • Health, Society and Populations
  • Sociology
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Center for Equality and Social Justice
  • Diversity and Inclusion
1529 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-6421
Education

Ph.D., Florida State University

Biography

Robyn Brown received a Ph.D. from Florida State University in 2010. Her research interests lie primarily within the social determinants of health and connect in significant ways with the fields of social psychology, disability studies and psychiatric epidemiology. 

Research

Dr. Brown's current work examines two broad topics, which are: (1) the impact of adversity in one’s social environment on mental and physical health outcomes, which is reflected in her work on experiences of stigma and social devaluation; and (2) how social context, stressor exposure and psychosocial resources influence mental and physical health, more generally, and in ways that are patterned by gender and one's position in the life course. A current major project considers gender and age cohort variation in the persisting effects of the recent economic recession for mental and physical health outcomes.

Selected Publications: 

Brown, Robyn Lewis, and Mairead Eastin Moloney. 2019. “Intersectionality, Work and Well-Being: The Effects of Gender and Disability.” Gender & Society 33(1):94-122.

Brown, Robyn Lewis, Judith A. Richman, Myles Moody, and Kathleen M. Rospenda. 2019. “Post 9/11 Discrimination and Mental Health in the Context of the Great Recession.” Society and Mental Health 9(2): 158-170.

Brown, Robyn Lewis, Mairead Eastin Moloney, and Jordan Brown. 2018. “Gender Differences in the Processes Linking Public Stigma and Self-Disclosure among College Students with Mental Illness.” Journal of Community Psychology 46(2):202-212.

Brown, Robyn Lewis. 2017. “Perceived Stigma, Discrimination and Mental Health among People with Disabilities: The Conditional Effects of Coping Resources.” Stigma and Health 2(2):98-109.

Brown, Robyn Lewis. 2017. “Understanding the Influence of Stigma and Discrimination for the Functional Limitation Severity—Psychological Distress Relationship: A Stress and Coping Perspective.” Social Science Research 62:150-160.

 

 

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