Brown-Waller, Sheena D.
Sheena D. Brown-Waller
Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Program Assessment and Research
Dr. Sheena D. Brown-Waller is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Program Assessment and Research in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health Professions. She joined the Mercer University faculty in 2014.
Dr. Brown-Waller received her PhD in Molecular and Systems Pharmacology with a concentration in Toxicology and MS in Clinical Research from Emory University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Spelman College.
Dr. Brown-Waller has over 15 years of translational and clinical research experience in the areas of pediatric asthma, health disparities, and alcohol–induced lung injury.
Dr. Brown-Waller’s current teaching responsibilities include Concepts in Medical Science, Biostatistics for Clinicians, Evidence Based Medicine for Clinical Practice, and Senior Seminar. Dr. Brown-Waller also serves as the Principal Investigator and Project Director of the College of Health Professions’ HRSA-funded Primary Care Training and Enhancement Grant.
Her current research focuses on diversity in PA Education, the effects of neighborhood air quality and access to healthy food on health outcomes in underserved populations, the link between nutrition and asthma-related health outcomes and community-level approaches to eliminating health disparities. Dr. Brown-Waller has authored or co-authored more than 30 scholarly articles and abstracts.
Currently, Dr. Brown-Waller is an active member of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), where she serves as a member of the Research Mission Advancement Commission.
Dr. Brown-Waller has received various honors and awards, including the PAEA Leadership Development Workshop Scholarship (2015), American Thoracic Society Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (2013), and NIH Loan Repayment Program Award (2011).