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Kirsten Brown

Kirsten Brown

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology

Office Phone: 202-994-6705
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Department: Anatomy and Regenerative Biology

Education

  • B.S., Louisiana State University, 2005
  • BA, Louisiana State University, 2005
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2011

Biography

Current Active Professional Memberships

AAA (American Association of Anatomists) 
AAPA (American Association of Physical Anthropologists)

Fellowships and Awards

Young Faculty Travel Award, American Association of Anatomists (2012) American Dissertation 
American Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women (2010-2011)

Research Interests

Throughout her graduate career, Dr. Brown has focused her research efforts on the evolutionary mechanisms that have shaped the modern human bony pelvis.  Specifically she has addressed the evolutionary trade-offs between (1) bipedailty and obstetrics and (2) obstetrics and visceral support using different types of geometric morphometric analyses.  Her evolutionary background has provided a unique perspective on the clinical topic of Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFDs), and how these clinical issues are rooted in the various modifications of the pelvis and pelvic floor across human evolutionary history. 

Teaching Interests

In addition to her research interests, she teaches in the anatomical sciences, including human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy. She has developed an appreciation for all of the anatomical sciences, and likewise has devoted a significant amount of her time to improving anatomical education, including incorporating ultrasound in demonstrating anatomy.  She is currently collaborating with Dr. Rosalyn Jurjus on research projects applying adult learning principles to the anatomical sciences.

Publications

View publications by this faculty member from January 1, 2013 - present

Additional publications published before January 1, 2013 may be available within Himmelfarb Library's database.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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