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Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown

College of Health and Human Sciences

Social Work

Contact Information

Office: 314 Health and Human Sciences Building
Pronouns: he/him/his


Before joining the faculty at WCU, Aaron worked in community mental health for over a decade in a variety of roles. Most recently, he worked as an outpatient therapist in rural areas of East Tennessee. Aaron’s experiences treating addictions motivated him to pursue research on how to improve access to evidence-based practices for addictions in rural communities. Aaron enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, exploring Western Carolina. Having grown up near the Ocoee River in Southeast Tennessee, Aaron has been an avid whitewater kayaker since a young age.


  • Ph D, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • MSW, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • BA, Lee University

Teaching Interests

Clinical Practice, Addictions, Research, Statistics

Research Interests

Harm Reduction, Medications for Opioid Use Disorder, Rural Practice, Text-Messaging Interventions

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