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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2012 Janet A. Sipple Lectureship - Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, APRN

Speaker: Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, APRN

Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Health Equity Research, Center for Global Women's Health University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

"Sustainable Change: Health Equity Promotion through Active Community Engagement"

Dr. Bridgette M. Brawner is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; she is a member of the School's Center for Health Equity Research and the Center for Global Women's Health. For the past seven years she has been involved in several local and international research projects focused on improving health and reducing risk behaviors.

Through a health equity lens, Dr. Brawner's program of research focuses on multi-level, multi-method, biobehavioral approaches to sexual health promotion in disenfranchised populations. There are four, interconnected arms: 1) Elucidate salient individual-level factors that protect against or increase risk for adverse sexual health outcomes, such as HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; 2) Explore the social and structural context in which relationships develop and sexual behaviors occur; 3) Mobilize communities and integrate findings to identify modifiable factors; and 4) Develop, test and disseminate multi-level, comprehensive, evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention models. Dr. Brawner has a passion for urban women's mental and physical health. She believes that upfront, active community engagement coupled with innovative research methodologies can facilitate sustainable change in a myriad of geosocial settings.

Dr. Brawner earned her baccalaureate degree from Villanova University, and her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of her distinguished research, teaching and community service.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Foy Hall, South Campus

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Specht Phone: 610-625-7720

Email: jennifer.specht@moravian.edu