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Dr. Teri Brown, Ph.D., MSW, NSW-C

Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, University of South Carolina College of Social Work
Associate Professor, University of South Carolina College of Social Work
UofSC Co-Director for Interprofessional Education for the Health Sciences

Associate Professor Teri Browne joined the faculty of the College of Social Work in in 2008, where she is also co-director of the Interprofessional Education for the Health Sciences. In 2017, Browne was inducted as a Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Fellow for her work as serving with distinction to advance the mission of the society. Prior to joining the University of South Carolina, Browne worked professionally for 18 years in New York, California and Illinois as a rape crisis counselor, Nephrology social worker and Director of Social Work for a dialysis center.

Professor Browne’s publications focus on nephrology (kidney diseases), health social work and enhancing interprofessional health education. She recently co-authored scientific journal articles on topics including, improving kidney transplant waitlists and reducing racial disparity, advancing social work education for health impact, and perceptions of long-term care residents candidacy for kidney transplantation. Her publications have appeared in scholarly journals, such as the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Kidney Journal.

Browne has served as Co-Chairperson of the Council of Social Work Education SBIRT Consortium and the Society of Social Work and Research conference abstract cluster co-chair. She is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nephrology Social Work since 2015. Active in the American Association of Kidney Patients, Browne is director at large for the board of directors and program chairperson for the annual meeting.

Browne received her Master of Social Work from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.