Dr. Natasha De Veauuse Brown is an Assistant Project Director in the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) at Georgia State University (GSU). Her projects and research endeavors focus primarily on program evaluation, health promotion, and improving the quality of life of adolescents, young adults and people of color, with an emphasis on increasing mental health awareness, reducing mental health stigma, and preventing violence and substance abuse.
Prior to joining GHPC, Dr. De Veauuse Brown was research faculty in the GSU School of Public Health and served as an independent public health consultant for over a decade. She has worked with research institutions, colleges, universities, K-12 school districts, area health education centers, mental and physical health care facilities, youth- and faith-based organizations, and community development corporations in both urban and highly rural areas. These collaborative endeavors yielded successful grant proposals (more than $20 million) that funded the implementation and evaluation of needs-based services, education projects, information-sharing initiatives, and the translation of community-based participatory research into sustainable practices that primarily support people of color and other underserved, disenfranchised populations.
Dr. De Veauuse Brown earned a Ph.D. in Public Health with a focus on Health Promotion and Behavior from GSU. She also holds an MPH in Epidemiology from UCLA and a B.S. in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana.