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 860: Research Methods in Soc Work
  • SW 962: Data Analysis and Statistics
  • SW 965: Program & Practice Evaluation

Selected Publications

Brewer, K. B., Washburn, M., Gearing, R. E., Yu, M., Torres-Hostos, L. R., Giraldo-Santiago, N., & Cabrera, A. (2022). Conceptualizations of Suicide and Suicide-Related Stigma in Latino Communities in the United States. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPSYCHIATRY. doi:10.1037/ort0000596

Cheung, M., Leung, P., Chen, W., Gearing, R. E., Brewer, K. B., Chen, X., . . . He, X. (2021). Public stigma on substance users in China. JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE. doi:10.1080/14659891.2021.1953163

O'Brien, J. E., Brewer, K. B., Jones, L. M., Corkhum, J., & Rizo, C. F. (2021). Rigor and Respect: Recruitment Strategies for Engaging Vulnerable Populations in Research. JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE. doi:10.1177/08862605211023497

Gearing, R. E., Brewer, K. B., Cheung, M., Leung, P., Chen, W., & He, X. (2021). Suicide in China: Community Attitudes and Stigma. OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING. doi:10.1177/0030222821991313

Gearing, R. E., Brewer, K., Leung, P., Cheung, M., Olson, L., & Smith, L. (2020). Guidelines for culturally adapting mental health interventions in China. China Journal of Social Work, 13(3), 299-317. doi:10.1080/17525098.2020.1792646

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