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Debora Brown

Debora Brown, PT, DPT, MTC

Debora D. Brown, PT, DPT, FNAP
Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
Division of Physical Therapy

151-B Rutledge Avenue, MSC 962
Charleston, SC 29425

Office: B305
843-792-3939

 brownded@musc.edu

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Education

  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina (2008)
  • Master of Physical Therapy, Emory University (1989)
  • BA Biology, St. Andrews Presbyterian College (1986)

Areas of Teaching

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Interprofessional education
  • Clinical Reasoning

Research Interests

  • Examination and evaluation of musculoskeletal related impairments
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Interprofessional education and practice

Recent Grants

  • July 2014-July 2015  Co-Investigator
    “MUSC CHP Virtual Interprofessional Grand Rounds”
    MUSC Department of Health Professions Interdivisional/Interdepartmental/Intercollege Seed Grant
    $9,500

Recent Publications

  • Brown DD. (2015). Interprofessional Learning Experiences as a Component of Fulltime Clinical Practicums for Occupational and Physical Therapy Students. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice. 1(2), 51.
  • Buff SM, Jenkins K, Kern D, Worrall C, Martin K, Brown D, White A and Blue A. (2014). Interprofessional service-learning in a community setting: findings from a pilot study. Journal of Interprofessional Care. Epub.
  • Seif GA, Brown D and Annan-Coultas D (2013). Video-Recorded Simulated Patient Interactions: Can They Help Develop Clinical and Communication Skills in Today's Learning Environment. Journal of Allied Health. 42(2):e37–e44.
  • Seif GA, Brown D and Annan-Coultas D (2013). Fostering Clinical Reasoning Skills in PT Students through an Interactive Learning Module Designed in the Moodle Learning Management System. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. Vol 27, No 3, Fall 2013.

Recent Presentations

  • Brown, DD, Resnik C, Nithman R, Kirsch N and Fitzsimmons A. "Preparing Students for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice." Educational Leadership Conference, Oct 2015. Baltimore, MD.
  • Brown, DD. "Interprofessional Learning Experiences as a Component of Fulltime Clinical Practicums for Occupational and Physical Therapy Students." Poster Presentation. National Academies of Practice, Apr 2015. Washington, DC.
  • Brown, DD, Covington, K and Dunfee, H. "Developing Your Facility’s Clinical Education Program: A Workshop for CCCE’s." Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2015. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Seif, GS and Brown, DD. "Fostering Orthopedic Clinical Reasoning Skills in the Physical Therapist Student." American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist (AAOMPT), Oct 2014. San Antonio, TX.
  • Sword, DO, Thomas KJ, Wise HH., Brown DD. "A Simplified Method for Evaluating Cardiopulmonary Auscultation Skills in Physical Therapy Students." Educational Leadership Conference, Oct 2014. Kansas City, KS.
  • Brown DD, Howell D, Leaphart AE, and Ragucci KR. "Synchronous Case Conferences as a Successful Strategy for Establishing Interprofessional Clinical Student Experiences during Community Engaged Educational Experiences." Poster presentation. Institute of Medicine, May 2014. Washington, DC.
  • Buff S, Wells E, Brown DD, Sword D, Wise HH. "Scaling up Best Practices in Community-based Health Professional Education: Interprofessional service learning with Junior Doctors of Health." Poster presentation. Institute of Medicine, May 2014. Washington, DC.
  • Brown DD. "Organizing the Clinical Education Facility Manual." Developing Your Facility Clinical Education Program: A Workshop for CCCE’s. Mar 2014. Charleston, SC.
  • Brown DD. "Interprofessional Learning Experiences as a Component of Fulltime Clinical Practicums for Occupational and Physical Therapy Students." Poster presentation. Educational Leadership Conference, Oct 2013. Portland, OR.
  • Brown DD. and Burik, J (posthumously). "Moving Interprofessional Learning into Fulltime Clinical Experiences for Occupational and Physical Therapy Students." Poster presentation. Collaborating Across Borders IV: Interprofessional Collaborations, June 2013. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Brown DD. "Physical Therapy Management of Clients with Scleroderma." Lowcountry Scleroderma Support Group, Apr 2013. Charleston, SC.

Recent Honors & Awards

  • Inducted as a Distinguished Fellow in the Academy of Physical Therapy, National Academies of Practice, Baltimore, MD 
  • Who’s Who in Academia Honorable Mention, Spring 2015
  • Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute, 2011
  • APTA Invited evaluator of Advanced Clinical Instructor Training, April 2008
 
 
 

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