Yale University

Bridgette Brawner, PhD, APRN

  • Professor of Nursing, Villanova University
  • Former Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)


Before her affiliation as Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Dr. Brawner was a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Health Equity Research also at UPenn. Dr. Brawner's program of research seeks to develop evidence-based, culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate interventions to address the sexual health needs of adolescents whose lack of emotional and psychological wellbeing has manifested in conditions such as depression, anxiety and polysubstance abuse. 

Selected Publications:

  • Brawner, B. M., Abboud, S., Reason, J., Wingood, G., Jemmott, L. S. (2019). The development of an innovative, theory-driven, psychoeducational HIV/STI prevention intervention for heterosexually active black adolescents with mental illnesses. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 14(2), 151-165. doi: 10.1080/17450128.2019.1567962

  • Brawner, B. M., Jemmott, L. S., Wingood, G., Lozano, A. J., & Hanlon, A. (2019). Project GOLD: A pilot randomized controlled trial of a novel psychoeducational HIV/STI prevention intervention for heterosexually-active Black youth. Research in Nursing & Health, 42(1), 8-28. doi: 10.1002/nur.21930

  • Brawner, B. M. & Sutton, M. Y. (2018). Sexual health research among youth representing minority populations: To waive or not to waive parental consent. Ethics and Behavior, 28(7), 544-559. doi: 10.1080/10508422.2017.1365303