Associate Professor Lisa Brown elected to American Psychological Association’s Division 20 Executive Committee

June 25, 2010

Lisa BrownLisa Brown, associate professor in the Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities at USF’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, has been elected to the Executive Committee of American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 20. Brown, who received her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2002 from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, will serve on the Committee for three years.

Brown completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital, Tampa, Florida, where she specialized in neuropsychology and geropsychology. Her research interests include disaster mental health, assessment and intervention for older adults, mood and anxiety disorders, suicide, dementia, and long-term care. She consults and collaborates with federal, state, and local public health agencies and non-profit organizations providing disaster recovery services.

The APA is a professional and scientific organization representing psychology in the United States.  It is the largest association of psychologists in the world, with 148,000 members. The APA Division 20 represents adult development and aging.