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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Joy V. Browne, PhD 

         Joy V. Browne, PhD

Education II South                Rm. L28-5117

Phone: 720-777-6255

Email:  Dr. Browne


Recent publications



Joy V. Browne, PhD

Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics



Positions and Employment:

Director, NIDCAP® Regional Training Center, FIRST Program,       Fragile Infant Feeding Institute, 1989 - Present

Assistant Professor (Adjunct), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, 1990 - Present

Postgraduate Training Research Fellowship, Developmental Psychobiology Research Group, University of Colorado Health Sciences Denver, Colorado, 1991-93

Director, Colorado Consortium of Neonatal Intensive Care Nurseries, 1993 - present                                                              

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado, 1998-2003

President, Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health 2001-2005

Faculty, Developmental Psychobiology Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2001-Present

Respecialization in Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, 2002-2006

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver, 2003-Present

Clinical Psychology Internship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry, Denver, Colorado, 2004-2005

Clinical Associate Professor, University of South Florida College of Public Health, Tampa, Florida, 2007-Present

Graduate School Faculty appointment, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Graduate Studies, 2007-present

Interim Chief of Pediatric Psychology, University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and The Children’s Hospital, Aurora, Colorado, 2009-present


Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

Registered Nurse, State of Colorado 92723

Clinical Specialization in Pediatric Nursing: ANCC  Certified April, 2006. Expiration April, 2011

Licensed Psychologist Colorado  Number 3091  Issued 05/21/07 Expiration 8/31/11

Infant Mental Health Mentor (IV) Endorsement from the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, September 2009 

Associate Editor, Infant Mental Health Journal

Reviewer for Pediatric Research, Journal of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Neonatal and Infant Nursing Reviews, Journal of Perinatology, Pediatrics, Early Childhood Services: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Effectiveness, Advances in Neonatal Care, Child Development, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, and      Neonatal, Paediatrics and Child Health Nursing

Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

American Psychological Association

World Association for Infant Mental Health

Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health

International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

International Society for Infant Studies

International Perinatal Brain and Behavior Network

NIDCAP Federation International

Australian Association of Neonatal Nurses--Queensland



Board of Directors, NIDCAP Federation International 2002-2004

Research Honor Award:  Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002

Zero to Three Mid-Career Fellowship – Leaders for the 21st Century, 1999-2001

March of Dimes Outstanding Board Member, 1997

Nightingale Award nominee, 1993

Mead Johnson Perinatal Research Scholar.  Awarded through Sigma Theta Tau, International, 1991-92


Teaching Activities:

NIDCAP® Master Trainer  2006-present

Director of Interdisciplinary Training, JFK Partners, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado, 2006- Present

Facultyappointment, Irving Harris Program for Child Development and Infant Mental Health, University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry, Aurora, Colorado, 2009-present

Clinical Activities:

Neonatal & Infant Developmental Specialist, The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado, 1989 - Present



Selected Publications:

Browne, J. (2010). Neurodevelopmental outcomes for childen with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.  In S. Abman (Ed). Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (Lung Biology in Health and Disease (Hardcover). Informa Healthcare: London, United Kingdom.

Browne, J. V., Talmi, A. and Immele, A. (2009). Family Guidebook. Publication of the Department of Developmental Disabilities, Early Intervention Colorado.

Browne, J. , Ross, E. (2002-2009 rev.). Manual for the Rocky Mountain Fragile Infant Feeding Institute.  JFK Partners, Denver, Colorado.

Graven, S. and Browne, J. V. (2008), Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews Topic "Brain Development". Volume 8, Number 4; December.

Browne JV. Guest editorial. Evidence based developmental care for optimal babies' brain development. [Journal Article, Editorial] Neonatal, Paediatric & Child Health Nursing. 2007 Nov; 10(3): 2-3. (6 ref).  

Browne, J. V. (2006) Premature infant development.  In N. J. Salkind, Ed. The Encyclopedia of Human Development..  Sage Publications: New York.

Sizun, J. and Browne, J. (Eds) (2005).  Research on Early Developmental Care for Preterm Infants. Paris:  John Libbey Eurotext. 

VandenBerg, K, Browne, J. V., Perez, L, and Newstetter, A. (2003).  Getting to Know Your Baby. Special Start Training Program: Oakland, California.

Browne JV. New perspectives on premature infants and their parents. [Journal Article, Tables/Charts] Zero to Three. 2003 Nov; 24(2): 4-12.

Talmi, A. and  Browne, J. V. (2003).  Caregiver Contributions to Infant Organization Coding Manual.

Browne JV. Smith-Sharp S. FIRST -- preparing community professionals for family-centered, developmentally supportive practice. [Journal Article] Advances in Family-Centered Care. 2001 Summer; 7(1): 25-7.

Browne, J. (2000). Considerations for Touch and Massage in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Neonatal Network. 19 (1), 61-64.

Browne, J. (1999). Developmental Care Guidelines for practice. The Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado.

Browne, J., MacLeod, A.M., & Smith-Sharp, S. (1995). Family Infant Relationship Support Training (FIRST). Manual, national workshop for community professionals. The Children's Hospital: Denver, CO.

Browne, J. V. (1990).  Maternal-preterm infant interaction in the intensive care unit:  Intervention and coping style effects.  University of New Mexico. Doctoral Dissertation.

Voyles, J. B. (1986).  Chronic illness in childhood:  An examination of perceived vulnerability and locus of control in children with long term illness. University of New Mexico. Master's Thesis.


Grants and Contracts:

WONDER Babies: Ways of Nurturing Development through Enhancing Relationships;  Community Partnerships for Young Children with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families”;       Ayelet Talmi,  Joy V. Browne & Amanda Millar, Co-Investigators;  The Colorado Trust; $35,000 for 12-05 to 8-06, $164,000 for 9-06 to 1-09, $186,260 for 2-15-09 to 8-15-11

HRSA Grant - “Social Network Analysis to Create Medical Homes and Enhance Systems of Care for Babies and Young Children with Special Health and Developmental Needs”; PIs – Ayelet Talmi (Mentee of Dr. Browne), Danielle Varda; $898,417, 2/1/2010 – 1/31/2013;  Pending

NIDCAP training contracts -Joy V. Browne, Principal Contractor Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2007-2009,  $115,000; Arnaud de Villeneuve Hospital, Montpellier, France, 2007, $10000; Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2006-2008, $10,000; Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium, 2007, $14,000;

Educational contracts through JFK Partners—IFSPs for Newborns and Young Infants, Colorado Department of Developmental Disabilities, 2007-2009, $10,000