Chelsea Brown, MSW, LCSW
Advancing health equity
Palliative and end-of-life care
Social determinants of health
Chelsea is a PhD student in the School of Social Policy & Practice. She is interested in studying how social determinants of health and post-traumatic stress contribute to disparities in quality-of-life outcomes for individuals experiencing serious, life-limiting illness. Chelsea is a licensed clinical social worker, certified palliative care clinician (APHSW-C), and certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP). Her experiences across healthcare settings inform her interest in combining research and practice to identify harmful disparities in care, reduce re-traumatization in healthcare settings, and implement multi-level interventions that will promote equity across micro, mezzo, and macro levels of palliative and end-of-life care.
Chelsea holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. She is a current leadership fellow with the Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care at New York University. Prior to joining SP2, Chelsea was most recently working at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as an inpatient clinical social worker within the Division of Palliative Medicine.