My research examines the social and cultural factors influencing Black men’s mental health and sexual behaviors. I am interested in translating the findings from my research into policies and interventions that improve the health and life expectancy of Black men.
2005 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI | Bachelor of Arts
2007 | University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC | Master of Public Health
2016 | University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC | Doctor of Philosophy
I teach BCHS 2520: Theories of Health Behavior, PUBHLT 0120: Essentials of Health Equity, and Health Education and BCHS 3506: Implementation Science in Public Health. Below is a listing of my previous teaching experiences.
Public Health Education Department-North Carolina Central University
Course Title: Fundamentals of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Course Title: Personal Health
Health Behavior Department-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Course Title: Interventions and Evaluation
Course Title: Health Behavior Health Education Practice II
Course Title: Health Behavior Health Education Practice I
Brown, AL; Matthews, DD; Meanley, S; Brennan-Ing, M; Haberlen, S; D'Souza, G; Egan, J; Ware, D; Shoptaw, S; Teplin, LA; Friedman, M; & Plankey, M. A Longitudinal Study of Resilience, Discrimination, and Depression among Middle-Aged and Older Men who have Sex with Men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. Stigma & Health. https://doi.org/10.1037/sah0000327.
Brown, AL; Powell, W; Doherty, I; Barrington, C; & Eng, G. An Exploration of Masculinities and Concurrency among Black Sexual Minority and Majority Men: Implications for HIV/STI Prevention. Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health. (In Press)
Brennan-Ing, M; Haberlen, S; Ware, D; Egan, J;Brown, AL; Meanley, S; Palella, F; Bolan, R; Cook, J; Okafor, C; Friedman, M; & Plankey, M. Psychological Connection to the Gay Community and Negative Self-Appraisals in Middle-Aged and Older Men Who Have Sex with Men: The Mediating Effects of Fitness Engagement. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbab076.
Egan, JE; Haberlen, S; Meanley, S; Ware, D;Brown, AL; Siconolfi, D; Brennan-Ing, M; Stall, R; Plankey, MW; & Friedman, MR. Understanding Patterns of Healthy Aging Among Men Who Have Sex with Men: Study Methods Paper. JMIR Research Protocols. (In Press)
Meanley, S; Haberlen, S; Okafor, C;Brown, A; Brennan-Ing, M; Ware, D; Egan, J; Teplin, L; Friedman, M; & Plankey, M. Lifetime Exposure to Conversion Therapy and Psychosocial Health Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Middle Age and Older Adulthood. (2020). The Gerontologist. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa069.
Statz, M; Ware, D; Cox, C; Perry, N; Huebner, D;Brown, A; Meanley, S; Haberlen, S; Egan, J; Brennan-Ing, M; Friedman, MR; & Plankey, M. (2021). Primary and Secondary Supportive Relationships Among HIV+ and HIV- Middle Aged and Older Gay Men. Plos One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245863.
De Jesus, M; Ware, D;Brown, AL; Egan, JE; Haberlen, SA; Palella, FJ; Detels, R; Friedman, MR; & Plankey, MW. (2021). Social Environmental Resiliencies Protect Against Loneliness Among HIV-Positive and HIV- Negative Older Men Who Have Sex with Men: Results from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). Social Science & Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113711.
Nieves-Lugo, K; Ware, D; Friedman, MR; Haberlen, S; Egan, J;Brown, AL; Dakwar, O; & Plankey, M. (2019). Self-perception of aging among HIV-positive and HIV-negative participants in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. AIDS Care. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1668536.
Brown, A.L., Sang, J., Bukowski, L., Meanley, S., Brooks, B.D., & Chandler, C. (2019). Discrimination, Coping, and Depression among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 12(6), 9.
Escobar-Viera CG, Whitfield DL, Wessel CB, Shensa A, Sidani JE,Brown AL, Chandler CJ, Hoffman BL, Marshal MP, & Primack BA. (2018). For Better or for Worse? A Systematic Review of the Evidence on Social Media Use and Depression Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Minorities. JMIR Ment Health 2018;5(3):e10496. doi: 10.2196/10496.
Taggart, T,Brown, A.L., & Kershaw, T. (2018). Neighborhood contexts and marijuana use among urban dwelling emerging adult men. American Journal of Men’s Health. doi: 10.1177/1557988317753222
Fisher-Borne, M &Brown, AL. (2018). A Case Study Using Photovoice to Explore Racial and Social Identity and Contextualize HIV Risk among Young Black Men: Implications for Social Work Research and Practice. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.
Powell, WA; Taggart, TT; Richmond, J; Adams, LB; &Brown, A. (2016). They can't breathe: Why neighborhoods also matter for African American male health. In L. M. Burton, D. Burton, S. M. McHale, V. King, and J. Van Hook (Eds.), Boys and Men in African American Families. New York: Springer.
Matthews,D. D., Smith, J. C.,Brown, A. L., & Malebranche, D. J. (2016). Reconciling Epidemiology and Social Justice in the Public Health Discourse around the Sexual Networks of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. American Journal of Public Health, 106(5), 808-814.
Isler, M. R.,Brown, A. L., Eley, N., Mathews, A., Batten, K., Rogers, R., ...& MacQueen, K. M. (2014). Curriculum development to increase minority research literacy for HIV prevention research: A CBPR approach. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 8(4), 511-521.