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Robin A. Brennan, DrPH

Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health Program

E-mail:brennanr@lasalle.edu

Phone:215.951.1957

Office:St. Benilde Tower 2234

Robin A. Brennan, DrPH, is an Assistant Professor of the Master of Public Health Program. She holds a doctoral degree in Public Health with an emphasis on Community Health and Prevention, a master’s degree in Applied Psychology and Quantitative Methods, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. With 15 years of experience managing social justice programs and conducting research, her public health interests include maternal and child health, LGBT health, human rights, and youth empowerment.  She has been a peer educator, researcher, evaluator, outreach worker, HIV tester, analyst, executive director, and professor.  Within all of these roles, she has been dedicated to making an impact on the health of communities that are marginalized.

Areas of Expertise

Women’s health
HIV/AIDS education and prevention
LGBT health disparities
Adolescent empowerment programs

Education

DrPH, Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University
M.S., Applied Psychology and Quantitative Methods, University of Baltimore
B.A., Psychology, West Chester University

Teaching

PHLT 752: Public Health Capstone I
PHLT 557: Women, Gender, and Public Health
HSC 408:  Research Methods for Public Health
PHLT 554:  Public Health, AIDS and Society
PHLT 753:  Public Health Capstone II
PHLT 707:  Community Health Promotion

Grants

Principal Investigator, “Statewide Evaluations of Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies (ID #62078)” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funded $1,995,243, 2007-2012.

Principal Investigator, “Therapy for at-risk youth” van Ameringen Foundation, funded $40,000, 2009-2010.

Grant Writer, “Work Ready LGBT youth summer internships” Work Ready 
Philadelphia, funded $17,000, 2009.

Principal Investigator, “HIV Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations (Grant U65/CCU323943-04)” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), funded 
$285,688, 2005-2009.

Grant Writer, “School Climate Environment” The School District of Philadelphia, funded $15,000, 2008.

Grant Writer, “LGBT Anti-Harassment Program” Advocates for Youth, funded $7,000, 2008.

Grant Writer, “Therapy for traumatic experiences” Solomon Family Foundation, funded 
$100,000, 2008-2009.

Principal Investigator, “Testing, Counseling and Referral (Award #9023)” AIDS Activity 
Coordinating Office (AACO) funded $80,000, 2007-2008.

Principal Investigator, “VOICES (Award #9024)” AIDS Activity Coordinating Office (AACO) funded $40,000, 2007-2008.

Principal Investigator, “Impacting vulnerable youth through comprehensive therapy and legal advocacy” Pennsylvania Department of Health, funded $250,000, 2007-2009.

Grant Writer, “Therapy for traumatic experiences” Solomon Family Foundation, funded $100,000, 2007-2008.

Principal Investigator, “Preventing HIV and MSM (Award S6243)” AIDS Activity Coordinating Office (AACO) funded $75,000, 2007-2008.

Principal Investigator, “Workforce Investment Plan” Pennsylvania Department of Education (DOE), funded $250,000, 2003-2005.

Research

Brennan, R. (2012). The Social and Personal Construction of Motherhood. (in progress).

Brennan, R. (2012). A coordinated approach for healthy policy and practice change in the K-12 setting. Delaware Health Science Alliance Research Day, Newark, DE (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R, Kaplan, M., Van Stan, S., & Zhao, J. (2012). Reflections on the challenges and benefits of an internal evaluation department at a children’s health system. Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) 2012 Conference, Absecon, NJ (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R, (2011). The Social and Personal Construction of Motherhood. Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA) Philadelphia, PA (poster presentation).

Brennan, R, (2011). The Transition into Parenthood. 2nd Annual Families Matter Conference, Wilmington, DE (panel presentation).

Brennan, R, (2011). The Social and Personal Construction of Motherhood. Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), Atlanta, GA, (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R, (2010). Women’s Health and Human Rights. 2nd Alliance for Women at Drexel Conference, Philadelphia, Pa, (panel presentation).

Brennan, R, (2009). HIV 101. 3rd Annual AIDS Education Youth Summit. Philadelphia, Pa, (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R, (2009). Women’s Human Rights. West Chester University Health Summit, West Chester, PA, (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R, (2008). Does Marriage Matter? West Chester University LGBTA Workshop, West Chester, PA, (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R, (2008). Harm Reduction and Youth. 2nd Annual AIDS Education Youth Summit. Philadelphia, PA, (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R, & Everett, M. (2008). The Next Generation of At-Risk Youth and Prevention. Harm Reduction Coalition National Conference, Miami, FL, (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R, (2007). Youth and AIDS. 1st Annual AIDS Education Youth Summit. Philadelphia, PA (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R, (2007). Lesbian Health. West Chester University Health Fair, West Chester, PA, (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R, (2007). HIV 101, Temple University School of Medicine Social Justice Summit, Philadelphia, PA, (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R, (2007). Lesbian Health. LGBTI Health Summit, Philadelphia, PA, (panel presentation).

Brennan, R. (2006). Homeless and At-Risk Youth. Harm Reduction Coalition National Conference, Oakland, CA (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R. (2005). Healthy Start Analysis. Duvel County Department of Health, Jacksonville, FL (lecture presentation).

Brennan, R. (2003). Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health, LGBT Health Summit. Boston, MA (panel presentation).


Holly Harner, Ph.D.,  MPH, CRNP, WHCNP-BC
Holly Harner, Ph.D., MBA, MPH, CRNP, WHCNP-BC
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