Joanne Brown DNP, RN, APRN
Adjunct Instructor

Joanne Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh. She received both her Master of Science degree in nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky. She is nationally certified as a women's health nurse practitioner, as a family nurse practitioner and as a certified tobacco treatment specialist. Brown is a member of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Midwives, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the UK LGBTQ* Advisory Board. She is actively involved and holds leadership positions with the American College Health Association. She enjoys collaborating with interdisciplinary teams across campus and participating in research activities. Prior to joining University Health Service, Joanne worked as an APRN in a private OB-GYN practice and for a community-based free clinic. She joined UHS in 2006 and although her primary focus is women’s health, Joanne also sees tobacco treatment patients and primary care patients.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-5823

Email: joanne.brown@uky.edu



DNP, University of Kentucky, 2012


Hale, J. S. Otvos, B. Sinyuk, M. Alvarado, A. G. Hitomi, M. Stoltz, K. Wu, Q. Flavahan, W. Levison, B. Johansen, M. L. Schmitt, D. Neltner, J. H. Huang, P. Ren, B. Sloan, A. E. Silverstein, R. L. Gladson, C. L. Didonato, J. A. Brown, J. McIntyre, T. Hazen, S. L. Horbinski, C. M. Rich, J. N. Lathia, J. D. Cancer stem cell-specific scavenger receptor 36 drives glioblastoma progression.. (2014), Stem Cells [Epub ahead of print] / 2014 AlphaMed Press 32 (7), 1746-58.

Managlia, E. Katzman, R. Brown, J. Barrett, T. A. Anti-oxidant properties of mesalamine in colitis inhibit phosphoinositide 3-kinase PI3K signaling in progenitor cells.. (2013), Inflamm Bowel Dis. 19 (10), 2051-2060.

Ickes, M. J. Brown, J. Reeves, B. Zephyr, D. Stress and coping strategies among undergraduate and graduate students.. , Californian Journal of Health Promotion


Bennett, S. L., Brown, J., Bennett, K., Reeves, B. 2016, March. Differences in Utilization of University Health Services Between LGBT and Non-LGBT Populations.. Society of Public Health Education National Conference, Charlotte, NC United States.

Kleinman, M. E., Prajapati, S. C., Berner, A. K., Mohan, K., Jung, K., Roney, J., Lou, D., Brown, J. 2015, . Histone deacetylase expression and acetylation in the aging retinal pigment epithelium. 2015 ARVO meeting, ARVO, Denver, CO United States.

2013, May. Stress and coping behaviors among undergraduate and graduate students. American College Health Association Annual Meeting., Boston, MA United States.