Stephanie Spain

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Stephanie C. Brown received her Bachelors in nursing form the University of Buffalo in 2005. She developed a passion for caring for children and families which is why she pursued her Masters Degree from the University of Rochester in Pediatrics. Dr. Brown gained experience working as a nurse practitioner in an inpatient hospitalist setting and in outpatient primary care settings. While continuing to work with patients, she then earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Rochester in May of 2015.

Dr. Brown previously worked as a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and interim clinical director at Starlight Pediatrics. This unique practice provides primary and mental health care for foster care children and refugees. Given her passion for high-risk pediatric patients, Dr. Brown became a certified primary care mental health care specialist and is actively looking for grant and publication opportunities to further support this population. She is also actively perusing New York State endorsement in Infant Mental Health related to policy. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has numerous local and legislative presentations advocating for high-risk pediatric patients.

Dr. Brown also values nursing education as she works as a didactic instructor both on-line and directly with students. She currently engages on-line students in a variety of nursing courses in Family Nurse Practitioner Programs with Walden University, and Samuel Merritt University. Dr. Brown also has taught both undergraduate and graduate nursing students at Nazareth College, St. John Fisher College and SUNY Brockport. Given her passion for education, she has accepted a full time position with St John Fisher School of Nursing as a visiting assistant professor working with both undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr. Brown is actively involved in community service and excellence. She has co-founded and facilitates Face 2 Face, which is Rochester’s only existing peer lead support group for families who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Through her work with Face 2 Face, the Social Workers Federation nominated her for a Health and Human Services Award in 2015.

Courses Taught

NUR 6541 - Pediatrics