Tyish Hall Brown, Ph.D., is an associate professor and the director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine within the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. As a licensed clinical psychologist, she maintains her clinical practice within the Division of Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders.
Before moving to Children’s National Hospital, Dr. Hall Brown was a tenured associate professor at Howard University (HU) for 14 years where she served as the director of the School Based Behavioral Health Program. The HU School-Based Behavioral Health Program was funded by the DC Department of Behavioral Health and strived to support the mental health of youth and their families by seamlessly integrating mental health services into the academic environment.
Dr. Hall Brown holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a master’s degree in clinical psychology from University of Maryland, College Park, a master’s degree in clinical investigation from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Hall Brown takes into consideration how culture, environment, family structure, social norms and resources play a role in the development of adolescent psychopathology. She is a proponent of education, prevention and early intervention strategies that promote the mental health of teens and reduce the risk of acute mental health crisis. Her primary areas of interest include behavioral sleep medicine, sports psychology, anxiety, depression and coping with stress.