Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health
Phone: (859) 257-6711
Location: 111 Washington Ave, Suite 110B
Sabrina received her Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of Kentucky in 2008.
Dr. Sabrina Brown serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Brown expanded the Kentucky Injury Surveillance Project in 2002, to meet requirements for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Violent Death Reporting System. Dr. Brown developed the CDC funded Kentucky Violent Death Reporting System, and serves as principal investigator. Together with Kentucky coroners, Dr. Brown developed the statewide Coroner Investigation Report, used by nearly all county coroners and the Coroner Investigation Reporting Web-based System, used by over half of Kentucky’s 120 county coroners (the reports’ development and distribution are detailed in American Journal of Health Behavior). She has also designed curriculum for annual coroner in-service trainings aimed at improving coroner death investigations, record keeping, and reporting practices. Dr. Brown holds a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences and a Doctor of Public Health concentrating in Biostatistics, both from the College of Public Health, University of Kentucky.
Additional public health publications are found in the Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association and Public Health Reports. Dr. Brown has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Eastern Kentucky University and Asbury College. She has a background in Journalism and worked as a television reporter/producer, WTVQ Channel 36, Lexington KY; television producer, WROC Channel 8, Rochester, NY; news anchor/reporter, WHAM 1180 AM Radio, Rochester, NY; and in public television and radio, WXXI, Rochester, NY. She was selected as a 2007 contributing columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader, and produced six columns focusing on violence prevention and public health.
Dr. Brown serves on state and national committees, including the Training and Infrastructure Committee for the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research. She presents yearly at various conferences and meetings, including the National Injury & Violence Prevention Research Conference, the Association of State Uniform Crime Reporting Programs, the Kentucky Public Health Association, and presents on national web casts.
Publications and Reports
Walsh, S., Dignan, M., Caldwell, G. The PAPM, Diffusion Theory, and Violent Death Surveillance. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2007:31(5):451-461. Click this link to view full text. [PDF - 234KB]
Walsh, S., Hemenway, D. Intimate Partner Violence: Homicides Followed by Suicides in Kentucky. Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association. 2005;103:10-14. Click this link to view abstract.
Walsh, S. Feb. 1, 2007 Contributing Columnist for the Herald-Leader newspaper. Column “More Awareness of Suicide Could Stem Rise,” ran also in Louisville’s Courier-Journal.
Walsh, S. March 15, 2007 Contributing Columnist for the Herald-Leader newspaper. Column “CSI shows give public unrealistic expectations,” ran also in The Department of Criminal Justice quarterly publication.
Walsh, S. May 10, 2007 Contributing Columnist for the Herald-Leader newspaper. Column “Finding Path to Diagnosis, Treatment of Cancer,” ran also in The Medical-Legal News.
Walsh, S., “Kentucky Firearm-Related Fatalities: 2001, 2002,” Prepared for Stephen L. Henry, M.D., Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky, March 20, 2003.
Walsh, S., “Kentucky Firearm-Related Fatalities: 1998, 1999, 2000,” Prepared for Stephen L. Henry, M.D., Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky, July, 17, 2002.Walsh, S., “Kentucky Firearm-Related Fatalities: 1998, 1999, 2000,” Prepared for Stephen L. Henry, M.D., Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky, July, 17, 2002.