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Margaret Brown, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Margaret Brown
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Nursing
Phone: 
(617) 724-6342
Office Location: 
Shouse - 231

Margaret Brown, DNP, PMHNP-BC, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute. 

Dr. Brown received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is a board-certified lifespan psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. 

Prior to joining the MGH Institute, Dr. Brown worked at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA. During this time, she worked in a variety of settings with a specific focus on primary care-mental health integration and community outreach. Dr. Brown also served as the Program Director for the hospital’s Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Fellowship and as a faculty member within the Interprofessional Education Fellowship. Dr. Brown holds certifications in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders, Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Care Management, and Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Co-Located Collaborative Care. Dr. Brown has been involved in quality improvement projects, spanning from opioid reassessment to telehealth expansion, and has worked as a research nurse on multiple projects within the VA. Dr. Brown’s capstone DNP project focused on measurement-based care within the primary care-mental health setting.

Her clinical interests include: Veterans’ mental health, substance use disorders, use of measurement-based care in mental health settings, and the intersection between primary care and mental health. 


Education

BSN, Boston College School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, MA
MSN, Boston College School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, MA
DNP, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Publications

Brown, M., Adams, S.M., Vanderhoef, D., Schipani, R., & Taylor, A. (2019) Improving phq9 utilization rates in a primary care-mental health integration setting. American psychiatric nurses association. DOI: 10.1177/1078390319865331 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31342836

Kelly-Weeder, S., Phillips, K., Leonard, K., & Veroneau, M. (2013). Binge eating and weight loss behaviors of overweight and obese college students. Journal of the American association of nurse practitioners. DOI: 10.1002/2327-6924.12070 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/2327-6924.12070

Presentations

American Psychiatric Nurses Association 32nd Annual Conference October 2018 Podium Presentation: “Improving Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ9) Clinician Utilization Rates in a Primary Care Behavioral Health Setting”

VA New England Healthcare Systems September 2018 VISN 1 Primary Care Mental Health Integration Call: “Improving Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ9) Clinician Utilization Rates in a Primary Care Behavioral Health Setting”

Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital September 2018 Schwartz Rounds: Suicide Prevention Month “Compassion Purgatory”

ENRS Research Conference: Poster presentation March 2012 “Binge Eating and Weight Loss Practices of Overweight and Obese College Students” Kathryn Phillips, MS, ANP-BC, Susan Kelly-Weeder PhD, FNP-BC, Kelly Leonard, Margaret Veroneau

Boston College Undergraduate Research Symposium: Poster presentation February 2012 “Binge Eating and Weight Loss Practices of College Students” Kelly Leonard & Margaret Veroneau

Curriculum Vitae