The Secretary

Tyish Hall Brown, Ph.D., MHS


Dr. Tyish Hall Brown received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Duke University in 1997 as a scholar athlete. Upon graduation, she played professional basketball oversees in France for a year then returned to the states and worked as a Visuo-Cognitive Therapist in Washington DC. In 2008, Dr. Hall Brown received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Maryland, College Park after completing her internship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She also completed a Master’s Degree in Health Science with a focus on clinical investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2012.

Currently, she is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of Behavioral Health Services within the HU School based Health Initiative, and a Co-Director of the HU Sleep and Stress Research Program. She is also a licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders. Clinically, her practice focuses on children and adolescents and extends into both private practice and school-based behavioral health services. Her research is similarly matched with an emphasis on factors influencing teen sleep, particularly as it relates to teens exposed to trauma. Most recently, Dr. Hall Brown has embarked on developing mobile technologies to augment her current line of clinical research.

Dr. Hall Brown has upheld teaching responsibilities, clinical caseloads, and research as a faculty member at Howard University for 9 years. She has had outstanding reviews as an educator, teaching medical students and residents alike. She has served as a mentor to medical students and psychology graduate students in addition to the numerous supervisory roles with students in other allied health professions. Dr. Hall Brown previously served as Chair of the HU Faculty Senate, Committee on Committees before being elected to her current position as Secretary of the HU Faculty Senate.

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