Associate Professor of Psychology
Adam Brown is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on identifying psychological and biological factors that contribute to negative mental health outcomes following exposure to traumatic stress and developing interventions guided by advances in cognitive neuroscience. A focus of this research is the use of behavioral and brain-imaging techniques to examine the role of memory and self-appraisals in the onset and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Brown is a member of the Human Rights Resilience Project, an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners carrying out research and creating tools to improve resilience and well-being in the human rights community.
In the Trauma and Global Mental Health Lab, he partners with researchers around the world to assess and develop novel mental health treatments for refugees in diverse contexts.
Prior to joining the faculty at NSSR, he was a member of the psychology faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, where he held the Sara Yates Exley Chair in Teaching Excellence from 2017-2018. He holds an academic appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine and completed a two-year NIH funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
He is the recipient of grants from the National Institute of Health, the Department of Defense, Fulbright, and private foundations.
PhD 2008, New School for Social Research
MA 2004, New School for Social Research
BA 1999, University of Oregon
Vermeulen, M., Brown, A. D., Raes, F., & Krans, J. (2018). Decreasing Event Centrality in Undergraduates Using Cognitive Bias Modification of Appraisals. Cognitive Therapy and Reserach.
Titcombe-Parekh, R., Chen, J., Rahman, N., Kouri, N. Qian, M., Li., M., Bryant, R., Marmar, C., & Brown, A. (2018). Neural circuitry changes associated with increasing self-efficacy in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Psychiatry Research
Bagrodia, R., Knuckey, S.. Satterthwaite, M., Singh Sawhney, R., & Brown, A. (2018). Crucial need to improve mental health research and training for human rights advocates. Lancet: Psychiatry.
memory, emotion, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), resilience, refugees, global mental health, human rights
Global Mental Health
Fund. of Cognitive Neuro
Senior Work Project