Author

Jessica Young Brown

Licensed clinical psychologist

Dr. Jessica Young Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist in Richmond, Virginia. Her research and clinical work focus on making mental health accessible and equitable for people in marginalized communities, and equipping mental health professionals to better serve those communities.

Her areas of interest and expertise include the impact of racism and race-related stress on mental health, generational and cultural trauma, and the intersection of faith and mental health. Brown is the author of “Making Space at the Well: Mental Health and the Church.”

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The Louisville Institute offers grant and fellowship programs to bridge the church and the academy and enrich the life of the church in North America. Applications are now open for six programs in 2025:

  • Pastoral Study Project 
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  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 
  • Dissertation Fellowship 
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