Wilson Brown, Ph.D.

Wilson Brown, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Applied Clinical Psychology M.A. Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Psychology program and Applied Clinical Psychology M.A. program
Office Phone
Office Location
106 Turnbull
PENN STATE BEHREND
170 KOCHEL CENTER
ERIE, PA 16563
Biography

Dr. Wilson J. Brown received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with trauma specialization, in August 2015 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He completed an APA-accredited internship in traumatic stress at the Medical University of South Carolina and a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. At present, he is an assistant professor of child clinical psychology at Penn State Behrend. His dissertation investigated the relationship between the neural mechanisms of emotion regulation and treatment response in interpersonal trauma survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

His current research interests include: 1) the interaction between affect, trauma exposure, and PTSD, 2) the utilization of translational research methodologies to understand emotion regulation in traumatized populations, 3) the improvement of evidence-based treatments for trauma and PTSD, and 4) the effective dissemination of trauma-informed practices and trauma-focused interventions.

His teaching interests include Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology, Crisis Intervention, and Trauma and Resiliency. Dr. Brown is also a Penn State alumnus, class of 2008. 

Research Interests

His current research interests include: 1) the interaction between affect, trauma exposure, and PTSD, 2) the utilization of translational research methodologies to understand emotion regulation in traumatized populations, 3) the improvement of evidence-based treatments for trauma and PTSD, and 4) the effective dissemination of trauma-informed practices and trauma-focused interventions.

Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLE, ACADEMIC JOURNAL

Brown, W. (Primary Author), Hetzel-Riggin, M. D., Mitchell, M. A., & Bruce, S. E. (2019). Rumination mediates the relationship between negative affect and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in interpersonal trauma survivors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Brown, W. (Primary Author), Dewey, D., Bunnell, B. E., Boyd, S. J., Wilkerson, A. K., Mitchell, M. A., & Bruce, S. E. (2018). A critical review of negative affect and the application of CBT for PTSD. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 19(2), 176-194. ISBN/ISSN #/Case #/DOI #: 10.1177/1524838016650188

Grubaugh, A. L., Davidson, T., & Brown, W. (Co-Author) (2017). Trajectory of PTSD Symptom Change during the Course of Exposure Therapy among Veterans with Severe Mental Illness. Psychiatric Services, 68(8), 859.

Grubaugh, A. L., Veronee, K., Ellis, C., Brown, W. (Co-Author), & Knapp, R. G. (2017). Feasibility and efficacy of prolonged exposure for PTSD among individuals with a psychotic spectrum disorder. Frontiers in Psychology: Psychology for Clinical Settings, 8, 1-10.

Brown, W. (Primary Author), Wilkerson, A. K., Milanak, M. E., Tuerk, P. W., Uhde, T. W., Cortese, B. M., & Grubaugh, A. L. (2017). An examination of sleep quality in veterans with a dual diagnosis of PTSD and severe mental illness. Psychiatry Research, 247, 15-20.

Brown, W. (Primary Author), Grubaugh, A. L., Knapp, R. G., & Acierno, R. E. (2016). Interplay between service era, PTSD symptom expression, and treatment completion among veterans. Military Psychology, 28(6), 418-428.

Buchholz, K. R., Bruce, S. E., Koucky, E. M., Artime, T. M., Wojtalik, J. A., Brown, W. (Co-Author), & Sheline, Y. I. (2016). Neural correlates of trait rumination during an emotion interference task in women with PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29, 317-324.

Brown, W. (Primary Author), Wojtalik, J. A., Dewey, D., Bruce, S. E., Yang, Z., & Sheline, Y. I. (2016). Affect and neural activity in women with PTSD during a task of emotional interference. Journal of Affective Disorders, 204, 9-15.

Brown, W. (Primary Author), Bruce, S. E., Buchholz, K. R., Mueller, T., Hu, E., & Sheline, Y. I. (2016). Affective dispositions and PTSD symptom clusters in female interpersonal trauma survivors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(3), 407-424.

Dewey, D., McDonald, M. K., Brown, W. (Co-Author), Boyd, S. J., Bunnell, B. E., & Schuldberg, D. (2015). The impact of ecological momentary assessment on posttraumatic stress symptom trajectory. Psychiatry Research, 230, 300-303.

Bruce, S. E., Buchholz, K. R., Brown, W. (Co-Author), Yan, L., Durbin, T., & Sheline, Y. I. (2013). Altered emotional interference processing in the amygdala and insula in women with post- traumatic stress disorder. Neuroimage: Clinical, 2, 43-49.

Hu, E., Koucky, E. M., Brown, W. (Co-Author), Bruce, S. E., & Sheline, Y. I. (2013). The role of rumination in elevating perceived stress in posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(10), 1953-1962.

JOURNAL ARTICLE, REVIEW

Brown, W. (Primary Author), Wilkerson, A. K., Boyd, S. J., Dewey, D., Mesa, F., & Bunnell, B. E. (2018). A review of sleep disturbance in children and adolescents with anxiety. Journal of Sleep Research, 27, 1-18. ISBN/ISSN #/Case #/DOI #: DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12635

Education

Ph D, Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis

MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis

BS, Psychology, Pennsylvania State University