Dr. Amanda M. Brouwer

 Dr. Amanda Brouwer  

Associate Professor

Education
• PhD Health and Social Psychology - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
• MS Psychology - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
• Graduate Certificate in Public Health - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
• BA Psychology - Northwestern College, Orange City,  IA
Dr. Brouwer’s areas of interests are the social psychological factors that influence health and health behaviors, particularly for people living with or at risk for chronic disease. Specifically, she is interested in how factors such as social identity, the self, social support and self-efficacy affect goals and motivation to perform self-care behaviors among persons with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and HIV.


Dr. Brower teaches the following courses:

  • PSY 210 Intro to Psychological Science
  • PSY 231 Statistics
  • PSY 298 Health Psychology
  • PSY 325 Social Psychology
  • PSY 351 Advanced Statistics and Research Method Designs in Psychology

A complete list of Dr. Brouwer's interests and publications can be found on her curriculum vitae (PDF).

Supervised Student Research

There will be opportunities to assist with Dr. Brouwer's research examining the effects of different educational and motivational interventions on eating behaviors in women. The purpose of the study is to develop basic research to be used to help develop ways to improve healthy eating behaviors. It is also anticipated that there will be other opportunities for students to assist with Dr. Brouwer's research in one or more of the above areas. Students with an idea for independent research are also welcome to propose a new project.

Publications

Brouwer, A. M., & Mosack, K. E. (in press). Self-As-Doer for diabetes: Development and validation of a diabetes-specific measure of doer identification. Journal of Nursing Measurement (PDF)

Brouwer, A. M., Salamon, K. S., Olson, K., Yelich-Koth, S., Fox, M., Fleischman, K., Hains, A., Davies, H., & Kichler, J. (in press). Adolescents and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A qualitative analysis of the experience of social support. Clinical Pediatrics. (PDF)

Wendorf, A. R., Brouwer, A. M., & Mosack, K. E. (in press). Stress and culture. In R. A. R. Gurung (Ed.). Multicultural approaches to health and wellness in America. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Salamon, K. S., Brouwer, A. M., Fox, M., Olson, K., Yelich-Koth, S. L., Fleischman, K., . . . Hains, A. (2012). Experiencing type 2 diabetes mellitus T2DM): Qualitative analysis of adolescents' concept of illness, adjustment, and motivation to engage in self-care behaviors. (PDF) Diabetes Educator, Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/0145721712445214

Mosack, K. E., Wendorf, A. R., Brouwer, A. M., Patterson, L., Ertl, K., Whittle, J,...Fletcher, K. F. (i2012. Veterans service organization engagement in POWER: A peer-led hypertension intervention. Chronic Illness. doi: 10.1177/1742395312437978

Brouwer, A. M., & Mosack, K. E. (2011). "I am a blood sugar checker": Intervening effects of the self-as-doer identity on the relationship between self-efficacy and diabetes self-care behaviors. (PDF). < Brouwer & Mosack (2011) - I am a blood sugar checker.pdf > Self and Identity. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2011.603901.