Kathryne B. Brewer, Assistant Professor, Social Work

Kathryne Brewer

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

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.

Courses Taught

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


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

Selected Publications

  • Brewer, K. B., Gibson, R., Tomar, N., Washburn, M., Giraldo-Santiago, N., Hostos-Torres, L. R., & Gearing, R. E. (2024). 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, 26(2), 278-286. doi:10.1007/s10903-023-01550-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, 12(1), 1-17. doi:10.1037/lat0000237

  • Gearing, R. E., Chen, W., Brewer, K. B., Leung, P., Cheung, M., Carr, L. C., . . . He, X. (2023). Examining public stigma of schizophrenia in China. China Journal of Social Work, 16(3), 189-206. doi:10.1080/17525098.2022.2079164

  • 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

  • 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., 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