Portrait of HPM PhD student Danielle M. Brathwaite

Danielle M. Brathwaite

Health Policy and Management/School of Medicine MD/PhD Candidate

Curriculum Vitae
I am an MD/PhD student at the University of North Carolina, pursuing an interest and future residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry within the School of Medicine, and a degree in Health Policy and Management within the Gillings School of Global Public Health. My research to date has focused on psychiatric treatment and service utilization among children and adolescents. I am particularly interested in the role of the emergency department in providing acute psychiatric care to pediatric patients, which will be the focus of my dissertation research.


Second Place, UNC Graduate School’s 2021 3-Minute Thesis Competition for “Defining the Role of the Emergency Department in Providing Pediatric Behavioral Health Care.”

Key Publications

Age and Sex Trends Among Mental Health–Related Emergency Department Visits in North Carolina. Brathwaite D, Waller A, Gaynes B, Deselm T, Bischof J, Tintinalli J, Brice J, Bush M. (2022. Accepted – In Press). Healthcare Analytics.

Systematic Review of the Effect of Technology-Mediated Education Intervention on Maternal Outcomes in the First Year After Birth. Jaynes S, Brathwaite D, Tully KP. (2022 Mar 21:S0884-2175(22)00026-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2022.02.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35331669). J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs.

A 7 Year Summary of Emergency Department Visits by Patients With Mental Health Disorders.
Brathwaite D, Waller AE, Gaynes BN, Stemerman R, Deselm TM, Bischof JJ, Tintinalli J, Brice JH, Bush M. (2022 Feb 9;13:831843. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.831843. PMID: 35222127; PMCID: PMC8863870). Front Psychiatry.

A Mixed-Methods Comparison of a National and State Opioid Overdose Surveillance Definition. Brathwaite D, Wolff CS, Ising AI, Proescholdbell SK, Waller AE. (Nov-Dec 2021; 136 (1_suppl):31S-39S. PMID: 34726981; doi: 10.1177/00333549211018181) Public Health Rep.

Early Post-Therapy Prescription Drug Usage among Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivors. Smitherman AB, Mohabir D, Wilkins TM, Blatt J, Nichols HB, Dusetzina SB. (2018). J Pediatr, 195.

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