Joanne E. Brown, DNP, APRN


My name is Joanne Brown; I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh. I received both my Master of Science degree in nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky. I am nationally certified as a women's health nurse practitioner, as a family nurse practitioner and as a certified tobacco treatment specialist. I am a member of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Midwives, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the UK LGBTQ* Advisory Board. I am actively involved and holds leadership positions with the American College Health Association. I enjoy collaborating with interdisciplinary teams across campus and participating in research activities. Prior to joining University Health Service, I worked as an APRN in a private OB-GYN practice and for a community-based free clinic. I joined UHS in 2006 and although my primary focus is women’s health, I also see tobacco treatment patients and primary care patients.

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University Health Service Building
830 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0582

Call 859-323-APPT (2778)
Fax 859-257-8708

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We are located two buildings down from the Kentucky Clinic and directly across S. Limestone street from the Speedway gas station.

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  1. Brown, J. "A Review of the Evidence on Technology-based Interventions for the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence in College Health." Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing, 2013;10:3, 150-162.
  2. Ickes, M. J. Brown, J. Reeves, B. Zephyr, D. “Stress and coping strategies among undergraduate and graduate students.” Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 2015; 13:1, 13-25.


  1. 3/2012 - The role of stress and inadequate sleep in the health behaviors of college students. UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science Spring Conference.
  2. 4/2013 - Stress and Coping Behaviors among Undergraduate and Graduate Students . UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science Spring Conference and ACHA Annual Meeting.
  3. 11/2014 - UK Healthcare Human Rights Campaign-Healthcare Equality Index. UK Nursing Research Day.


  1. 6/2016 - Hot topics for APCs: Quality Improvement in College Health. Presented at ACHA Annual Meeting.
  2. 5/2015 - Hot topics for APCs: Practice Guidelines for Women’s Health, Quality Improvement, and DNP Capstone/Scholarly Project. Presented at ACHA Annual Meeting.
  3. 4/2015 - Tobacco-free Campus. Presented at the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy annual conference.
  4. 5/2014 - The effects of a brief, educational intervention on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) health at a University Health Center. Presented at ACHA Annual Meeting.
  5. 11/2012 - Becoming a tobacco-free college campus. Presented at Mid-America College Health Association conference.
  6. 6/2012 - iQuit: The use of health information technology in tobacco treatment for college students. Presented at ACHA Annual Meeting.