Sheena Brown, Ph.D., MSCR

Sheena Brown, Ph.D., MSCR 

Director of Curriculum Innovation and Evaluation

Family Medicine

Office of Physician Assistant Studies
Location: NCPC 200
Phone: (404) 752-1132


Emory University
Fellowship: Post-Doctoral Research 

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fellowship: Post-Baccalaureate Research 

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular & Systems Pharmacology, Toxicology Track

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Degree: Master of Science, Clinical Research

Spelman College

Research Interests

Pediatric asthma, health disparities, and alcohol-induced lung injury, diversity in physician assistant education, the effects of neighborhood air quality and access to healthy food on health outcomes in underserved populations, the link between nutrition


  • Aycock MM and Brown SD. "Utilizing Supplemental Online Modules for Physician Assistant Student Electrocardiogram Interpretation Training." Journal of Physician Assistant Education. In press.
  • Brown SD, Solh T. "Determining the Best Time to Integrate Opioid Use Disorder Training in the Curriculum Based on Student Perceptions." Journal of Physician Assistant Education. In press.
  • Brown SD, White R, and Tobin P. "Keep them breathing: Cystic fibrosis pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment." Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2017 May; 30(5):23-27.doi:10.1097/01.JAA.0000515540. 3658192.
  • Brown SD. "Changing the Face of Health Care Providers, One Student at a Time." PAEA Networker. 2016 December 7. student-at-a-time/.
  • Stephenson ST, Brown LAS, Helms MN, QuH, Brown SD, Brown MR & Fitzpatrick AM. "Cysteine oxidation impairs systemic glucocorticoid responsiveness in children with difficult-totreat asthma." Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2015 Aug; 136(2):454-461.e9. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2015.01.023.

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Honors and Awards

  • July 2018 Faculty Achievement Award, Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA)
  • Oct 2015 Leadership Development Workshop Scholarship, PAEA
  • May 2013 Minority Trainee Development Scholarship, American Thoracic Society
  • June 2012 NIH Loan Repayment Program Award, National Institutes of Heal