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Lisa M Brown, PhD

Lisa M Brown, PhD


  • 2002 - PhD - Clinical Psychology - Pacific Graduate School of Psychology


Lisa Brown’s clinical and research focus is on aging, disasters, mental health, homelessness, vulnerable populations, and long-term care. In particular, she is interested in disaster literacy, psychological first aid, disaster mental health services, and improving systems of care to older adults, homeless people, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. In addition to her research and scholarly activities, she is dedicated to developing and teaching service-learning courses for students.

Risk and Resilience Aging Lab website

Recent Publications


Martin, S., Brown, L.M., Reid, M. (in press). Predictors of Nurses' Intentions to Work during the 2009 A/H1N1 Influenza. American Journal of Nursing.

Frahm, K. A., Alsac-Seitz, B., Mescia, N., Brown, L. M., Hyer, K., Liburd, D., Rogoff, D. P., & Troutman, A.(in press). Florida Public Health Training Center: Evidence-based online mentor program. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

McCabe, O. L., Everly, G. S., Brown, L. M., Wendelboe, A. M., Hamid, N. H., Tallchief, V. L., Links, J. (in press). Psychological first aid: A consensus-derived, empirically-supported, competency-based training model. American Journal of Public Health.

Molinari, V., Brown, L.M., Frahm, K., Schinka, J. A., & Casey, R. (2013).  Perceptions of homelessness in older homeless veterans, staff, and direct service providers. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Brown, L.M., Barnett, S. D., Hickling, E. J., Campbell, R.R., Olney, R., Frahm, K., Schinka, J. A., & Casey, R. (2013) Use of outpatient mental health services by homeless veterans after hurricanes. Psychological Services.

Frahm,K., Barnett, S. D., Brown, L. M., Hickling, E. J., Olney, R., Campbell, R. R., & Lapcevic, W. A. (in press). Post-traumatic stress disorder and psychiatric and alcohol related services: The effect of the 2004-2005 Florida hurricane seasons on veterans. Community Mental Health Journal.

Thomas, K.S., Dosa, D., Hyer, K., Brown, L.M., Swaminathan, S., Feng, Z., & Mor, V. (2012). The impact of forced transitions on functionally impaired nursing home residents. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60, 1895-1900.

Frahm, K., Brown, L. M., & Hyer, K. (2012). Racial disparities in end-of-life planning and services for deceased nursing home residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors, 13(9), 819 - 826.

Schinka, J.A., Robinson, D. C., Mills, W. & Brown, L. M. (2012). Cognitive Change Checklist (3CL):  Psychometric characteristics in community-dwelling older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Brown, L.M., Dosa, D., Thomas, K.S., Hyer, K., Feng, Z. & Mor, V. (2012). The effects of evacuation on nursing home residents with dementia. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 27(6), 406-412.

Christensen, J. J., Brown, L.M., & Hyer, K. (2012). A haven of last resort: The consequences of evacuating Florida nursing home residents to non-clinical buildings. Geriatric Nursing, 33 (5), 375 – 383.

Pfefferbaum, B. J., Flynn, B.W., Schonfeld, D., Brown, L. M., Jacobs, G. A., Dodgen, D., Donato, D., Kaul, R. E., Stone, B., Norwood, A. E.,  Reissman, D., Hermann, J., Hobfall, S. E., Jones, R., Ruzek, J. I., Ursano, R. J., Taylor, R. J., & Lindley, D. (2012). The integration of mental and behavioral health into disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 6 (1), 60 – 66.

Pfefferbaum, B. J., Schonfeld, D., Flynn, B., Norwood, A., Dodgen, D., Kaul, R. E., Donato, D., Stone, B., Brown, L. M., Reissman, D., Jacobs, G. A., Hobfall, S., Jones, R., Hermann, J., Ursano, R. J., & Ruzek, J. IThe H1N1 crisis: A case study of the integration of mental and behavioral health in public health crises (2012). Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 6 (1), 67 – 71.

Houston, A., Brown, L.M., Rowe, M., & Barnett, S.D. (2011). The Informal Caregivers’ Perception of Wandering. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 26 (8), 616 – 622.

Frahm, K. A., Brown, L. M., & Gibson, M. (2011). The importance of end-of-life care in nursing home settings is not diminished by a disaster.OMEGA—Journal of Death and Dying. 64(2) 143-155.

Dosa, D., Hyer, K., Thomas, K. S., Swaminathan, S., Feng, Z., Brown, L.M., & Mor, V. (2012). To evacuate or shelter in place: Insight into the effects of four hurricanes on nursing home residents. Journal of American Medical Directors, 13(2), 190.e1-7.

Mando, A. M., Peek, L., Brown, L. M., & King-Kallimanis, B. L. (2011). Hurricane preparedness and sheltering preferences of Muslims living in Florida. Journal of Emergency Management, 9(1), 51 – 64.

Frahm, K.A. Barnett, S.D. & Brown, L.M. (2011). Trends in hospice utilization across age among the veteran population. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine,28(6), 424-428. 

15-item Informant Version of the Geriatric Depression Scale