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Tyese Brown

Third Year Fellow

Tyese Brown is a student in the doctoral program in social work at City University of New York, The Graduate Center. She completed a BA in psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a MA in educational psychology at New York University and an MSW in social work at Hunter College. Ms. Brown works as clinical director of a community based organization for youths in Brooklyn, New York, where she supervises a staff of prevention educators, counselors, and interns in the provision of evidence-based substance abuse prevention, mental health counseling, and early intervention services to youths aged 5 to 20 years. She is also founding director of the Brooklyn based program Sister SAGE (Strengthening Advocacy for Girls' Empowerment). Ms. Brown’s areas of behavioral health research/services are prevention and early intervention services to Black youths, particularly Black girls, who are at risk for substance abuse and mental illness. After doctoral degree completion she would like to serve as an executive in a nonprofit organization to further enhance, create, and evaluate substance use prevention and health promotion programming for Black girls and young women. Ms. Brown is licensed in the state of New York as an LMSW.