Associate Professor with Tenure
School of Nursing
313 McDowell Hall
- Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Pennsylvania
- PhD University of Pennsylvania
- MSN University of Pennsylvania, Adult Health and Illness, Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Neurological, neuropsychological, and neuroendocrine correlates of violent and other high risk behaviors of female prison inmates
- HIV/AIDS and the central nervous system
- Preventing neurological decline in populations at risk
- Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) Fellow July, 2004
IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE),
Funding: National Institutes of Health (NIH - 2 P20 RR016472-04)
- Neuro-Cognitive function and HIV risk in female prison inmates, Principal Investigator,
Funding: University of Delaware General University Research (GUR) and University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF), June 2004
- Neurological and Neuroendocrine Correlates of high-risk behaviors for HIV transmission and other health-related decline in female prison inmates,
Funding: National Institutes of Health (NIH T32 NR07036), June, 2001- June, 2003
- Brewer-Smyth, K. & Burgess, A.W. (2008). Childhood sexual abuse by a family member, salivary cortisol, and homicidal behavior of female prison inmates. Nursing Research, 57(3), 166-174.
- Brewer-Smyth, K. (2008). Ethical, regulatory, and investigator considerations in prison research. Advances in Nursing Science, 31(2) 119-127.
- Brewer-Smyth, K., Bucurescu, G, Shults, J., Metzger, D., Sacktor, N., van Gorp, W., Kolson, D.L. (2007). Neurological function and HIV risk behaviors of female prison inmates. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 39(6), 361-372.
- Brewer-Smyth, K. & Jackson, M (2005). Preventing violence in the health care setting. Nursing Spectrum: http://www.nurse.com/ce/CE130-60
- Brewer-Smyth, K. (2005) Women behind bars: The challenge to care. Journal of Christian Nursing, 22(2) 30-33.
- Brewer-Smyth, K. (2004) Women behind bars: Could neurobiological correlates of past physical and sexual abuse contribute to criminal behavior? Health Care for Women International, 25(9) 835-852.
- Brewer-Smyth, K. (2004) Neurorehabilitation nursing research behind bars: The lived experience. Rehabilitation Nursing, 29(3), 75-76, writing award, second place.
- Brewer-Smyth, K., Burgess, A. W., Shults, J. (2004) Physical and sexual abuse, salivary cortisol, and neurologic correlates of violent criminal behavior of female prison inmates. Biological Psychiatry, Vol 55/1 pp 21-31. http://www.journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/bps/article/PIIS0006322303007054/
- Brewer-Smyth, K. (2001). Neurologic and neuroendocrine correlates of violent criminal behavior of female prison inmates. University of Pennsylvania, UMI Dissertation Services: A Bell and Howell Company: Ann Arbor, MI: http://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI3003603/
Selected Professional Presentations
- Brewer-Smyth, K., Bucurescu, G., & Kolson, D.L. (2009) Preventing Neurological Decline in Women at Risk. Proceedings from Women's Health 2009: The 17th Annual Congress and Annual Meeting of The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). Journal of Women's Health. 18(5): 746.
- Brewer-Smyth, K. (2007). Dietary and environmental influences on brain function: Applications for the general public, Health Promotion Initiatives, Oral Paper Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Biennial Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, November, 2007. http://stti.confex.com/stti/bc39/techprogram/paper_35385.htm
- Brewer-Smyth, K (2005) Neurological Function and HIV in Female Prison Inmates, Sixteenth International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, Hawaii, July 14, 2005. http://stti.confex.com/stti/inrc16/techprogram/paper_19659.htm
- Brewer-Smyth, K, Bucurescu, G, Shults J, Kolson DL, van Gorp, W. (2005) Neurological and Neuropsychological Correlates of HIV Risk in Female Prison Inmates, poster, Seventh Annual Research Retreat, Center for AIDS Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA June 1, 2005.
- Brewer-Smyth, K. (2005) Neurological and Neuroendocrine Correlates with Violent and other High-Risk Behaviors: A Research Overview. Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Washington, DC, April 9, 2005. http://www.aann.org/meeting/pdfs/05conbro.pdf
- Brewer-Smyth, K., Burgess, A. W. & Shults, J. (2002). High-Risk Behaviors of Female Prison Inmates and their Correlates, State of the Science Congress, Washington, DC, September, 2002. http://stti.confex.com/stti/sos13/techprogram/paper_12123.htm