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Anne Browning, PhD, MA

Atlantic Fellow at GBHI
UCsf Memory and aging center
Professional Profile
Home Country: USA
Profession: Assistant Dean for Wellness
Social Media: Twitter: @BrowningBeWell

Anne Browning has been looking at the ways internal psychological resources (e.g. self-compassion, resilience coping, psychological capital) buffer against adverse experiences and stressors. She looks at how skills, like emotional intelligence, can be best leveraged in academic and medical settings to support learning and patient outcomes.

To best support people living with dementia, we must focus on training and supporting physicians, fellows, residents, and caregivers broadly on how to stay constructively engaged in patient care and to build strength and practices that allow them to maintain well-being over the long haul.

How we live our lives now will affect our brain health in the decades to come. Browning believes that within the context of a university community, we must shift our focus from what we do towards how we want to be to support brain health over our lifespans.

As an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, Browning hopes to develop programming to support caregivers and focus on shifting conversations about dementia towards thinking about brain health over one's lifespan. She promotes well-being in her own life through rowing, biking, and being as active as possible - including chasing a three-year-old with her wife in Seattle.

Bio: Anne Browning studied Social Anthropology as an undergraduate at Harvard University. Browning went on to earn a Master’s in Education at the University of California at Berkeley. At the University of Washington (UW), she earned a PhD in Education, Leadership and Policy Studies while working to support equity and access for a diverse student body. She now serves as the Assistant Dean for Wellness at the UW School of Medicine, is the Founding Director of the UW Resilience Lab, and serves as an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the UW College of Education.