Kathryne Brewer

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-2972
Office: Social Work, Pettee Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Kathryne B. Brewer, Assistant Professor, Social Work

Kathryne B. Brewer, LMSW, has been in the social work field since 2006, focusing on intervention research, program development, and policy change. Her scholarship focuses on the influence of stigma and identity beliefs on help-seeking, resilience, and behavioral change in vulnerable and marginalized populations, and the resulting implications for intervention and program development.


  • Ph.D., Social Work, Columbia University
  • M.Phil., Columbia University
  • M.S.W., Social Work, Fordham University
  • B.F.A., New York University

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Social Work
  • SW 601: Research Methods Social Work
  • SW 962: Data Analysis and Statistics
  • SW 965: Program & Practice Evaluation

Selected Publications

Brewer, K. B., Gibson, R., Tomar, N., Washburn, M., Giraldo-Santiago, N., Hostos-Torres, L. R., & Gearing, R. E. (2023). Why Culture and Context Matters: Examining Differences in Mental Health Stigma and Social Distance Between Latino Individuals in the United States and Mexico.. J Immigr Minor Health. doi:10.1007/s10903-023-01550-w

Gearing, R. E., Brewer, K. B., Washburn, M., Carr, L. C., Burr, S., Manning, K., & Torres-Hostos, L. R. (2023). Public Stigma Toward Schizophrenia Within Latino Communities in the United States.. Community Ment Health J, 59(5), 915-928. doi:10.1007/s10597-022-01075-w

Gearing, R. E., Washburn, M., Brewer, K. B., Cabrera, A., Yu, M., & Torres, L. R. (n.d.). Pathways to mental health care: Latinos’ help-seeking preferences.. Journal of Latinx Psychology. doi:10.1037/lat0000237

Washburn, M., Gearing, R. E., Yu, M., Brewer, K. B., De La Cruz, P., & Torres, L. R. (n.d.). Stigma toward cocaine use in Mexico City: does gender matter?. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 1-14. doi:10.1080/1533256x.2023.2170601

Gearing, R. E., Brewer, K. B., Smith, L., Carr, L. C., & Roe, D. (2023). Mental Health Public Stigma in US Jewish Communities.. J Nerv Ment Dis, 211(2), 131-140. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000001578

Gearing, R. E., Schwalbe, C. S. J., MacKenzie, M. J., Brewer, K. B., & Ibrahim, R. W. (2015). Assessment of adolescent mental health and behavioral problems in institutional care: discrepancies between staff-reported CBCL scores and adolescent-reported YSR scores.. Adm Policy Ment Health, 42(3), 279-287. doi:10.1007/s10488-014-0568-y

Gearing, R. E., MacKenzie, M. J., Ibrahim, R. W., Brewer, K. B., Batayneh, J. S., & Schwalbe, C. S. J. (2015). Stigma and mental health treatment of adolescents with depression in jordan.. Community Ment Health J, 51(1), 111-117. doi:10.1007/s10597-014-9756-1

Gearing, R. E., Schwalbe, C. S., MacKenzie, M. J., Brewer, K. B., Ibrahim, R. W., Olimat, H. S., . . . Al-Krenawi, A. (2013). Adaptation and translation of mental health interventions in Middle Eastern Arab countries: a systematic review of barriers to and strategies for effective treatment implementation.. Int J Soc Psychiatry, 59(7), 671-681. doi:10.1177/0020764012452349

Gearing, R. E., MacKenzie, M. J., Schwalbe, C. S., Brewer, K. B., & Ibrahim, R. W. (2013). Prevalence of mental health and behavioral problems among adolescents in institutional care in Jordan.. Psychiatr Serv, 64(2), 196-200. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201200093

Schwalbe, C. S., Gearing, R. E., MacKenzie, M. J., Brewer, K. B., & Ibrahim, R. (2012). A meta-analysis of experimental studies of diversion programs for juvenile offenders.. Clin Psychol Rev, 32(1), 26-33. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2011.10.002

Most Cited Publications