Brown, Adam | MSW | PhD

Assistant Professor
Phone: (212) 396-7553
Office: 422
Areas of Expertise:
Sexual abuse prevention
Intersection of child welfare and juvenile justice
Assessment and treatment of problem sexual behaviors among youth and young adults
Clinical practice with youth and families

Ph.D., The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work

Clinical Practice I with Individuals, Families, & Small Groups
Clinical Practice III: Differential Assessment and Intervention
Human Behavior in the Social Environment III: Psychopathology

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Brown, A. and Gardner, E. (2022). Families, mental health, and delinquency: Testing sexual crime typologies of youth who sexually harm. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 20(3), 250-275.

Brown, A., Yoder, J., and Fushi, K. (2022). Trauma and maternal caregivers as risks for executive function deficits among youth who have sexually harmed. Sexual Abuse, 34(1), 24-51.

Brown, A. and Yoder, J. (2021). Symptoms of post-traumatic stress and sexual concerns: The intermediary effects of executive functioning on profiles of youth who have sexually harmed. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication.

Grady, M.D., Yoder, J., and Brown. A. (2021). Childhood maltreatment experiences, attachment, sexual offending: Testing a theory. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(11-12), 6183-6217.

Yoder, J., Brown, A., Grady, M., Dillard, R., and Kennedy, N. (2020). Positive caregiving styles attenuating effects of cumulative trauma among youth who commit sexual crimes. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Advance online publication.


Dr. Brown’s current research focuses on reducing interpersonal violence and sexual abuse.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS-22-TTP-132-00-01) - September 2022-September 2024
Drama Club: Sparking Creative Problem-Solving for Violence Prevention
Principal Investigator for sub-award
P.I.s: Drs. Heather McCauley & Joanne Smith-Darden

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U01CE003395) - September 2021-September 2025
Mobilizing Communities to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
P.I.s: Drs. Heather McCauley & Joanne Smith-Darden

Professional Staff Congress- CUNY Research Award (62803-00-50) - July 1, 2019-December 2022 (protracted timeline due to pandemic)
Drama Club Apprentices: Sparking a Vision for Leadership
Principal Investigator