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Terrell Brown

Terrell Brown is an assistant professor in the College of Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities—Department of Social Work at Florida A&M University. He teaches human behavior, social policy, social work practice and HIV/AIDS courses in both the BSW and MSW programs. He was previously on the faculty at Barry University School of Social Work. Prior to entering academia, he worked as a gerontological social worker for both the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services—Adult Resources Bureau and the Health Department in the division of Adult and Geriatric Health.  Brown was a Frederick Douglass Doctoral Fellow in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Howard University, a former intern for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, and AARP. His interests broadly include aging and diversity issues; ethno-gerontology, health and well-being, HIV/AIDS, social work education, and social welfare policy. In his doctoral work, he explored how the intersections of age, race, spirituality, and sexual orientation impact psychological well-being among Black middle-aged and older HIV positive men. Brown’s current focus is assessing racial and ethnic disparities related to cancer information needs online. He earned his MA in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University and both an MSW in Community, Administration, and Policy and a Ph.D. from Howard University in Washington, DC.