Oct 20, 2020

Fostering Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Students and Faculty

October 20, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

This webinar is part of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Learning Collaborative. During this webinar, we will discuss fostering mental health and wellbeing for students and faculty.


  • Bridgette Brawner, PhD, MDiv, APRN, is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Senior Fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). She is the Founder and CEO of Dr. Bridgette Executive Consulting, LLC. Brawner Chairs the National Advisory Committee for the Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, enhancing the behavioral health workforce. She graduated Cum Laude from Villanova University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. While working as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Penn as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in 2005—specializing in working with children and families. She earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from Penn in 2009, and was selected as the University’s inaugural Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow immediately upon completion of the degree. Brawner is passionate about eliminating health disparities, and works toward health equity promotion in disenfranchised communities. She is a staunch social justice advocate who believes that research can be leveraged as an advocacy tool to ensure all individuals have an opportunity to achieve their full health potential. She recently completed a $1 million CDC-funded research study to develop a program that helps Black youth cope with their emotions and reduce their risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Her work has been featured through national and international media outlets, and she has received numerous honors and awards.

Key Objectives:

  • Discuss challenges faced in these “unprecedented times”.
  • Describe mechanisms to support students in the current climate.
  • Identify practical strategies to promote your own wellness and foster student wellness.

PowerPoint Presentation