Fay Mitchell-Brown

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Fay Mitchell-Brown, PhD, RN, CCRN

Assistant Professor

Email:  fmitchellbrown@csuchico.edu

Office:  Trinity 131


Fay Mitchell-Brown received her PhD in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina.  Fay has worked as a registered nurse in pediatric, case management and quality assurance and a critical care.  Aside from the United States, Fay has also practiced nursing in Jamaica and the Middle East.  Fay combines clinical practice and a passion for teaching which strengthens her ability to prepare and mentor current and future generations of nurses.

Fay is an avid yogi and loves to travel the world!

Research Interests

Chronic Illness, Vulnerable Populations, Culture and Global Health


Mitchell-Brown, F., Nemeth, L., Cartmell, K., Newman, S., & Goto, K.  (2016).   A study of Hmong immigrants’ experience with diabetes education: A community-engaged qualitative study.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Online Issue: DOI: 10.1177/1043659616661393

Mitchell-Brown, F., & Newman, S. (2015). Diabetes and the Hmong:  A scoping review of the literature. California Journal of Health Promotion, 13(3), 55-33.

Mitchell-Brown, F.  (2014). Sustaining self-management in diabetes mellitus.  Creative Nursing, 20(4), 234-24.

Mitchell-Brown, F.  (2012). Malignant Hyperthermia:  Turn   down the heat.  Nursing 2012, 42 (5), 39-44


Podium Presentations

Mitchell-Brown, F. (September 19, 2016). Can the Cuban Health Care System Offer Lessons in Leadership?" Presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Congress, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Mitchell-Brown, F.  (2015). Community Based Participatory Research with a focus on   Hmong Americans with Diabetes.  Sigma Theta Tau International local chapter, Kappa Omicron, Chico, CA.

Mitchell-Brown, F.  (2015). Myxedema Coma.  Enloe Medical Center, Chico, CA.                                  

Mitchell-Brown. (2013). Future Research Proposal:  Diabetes in the Hmong population.  Medical University of South Carolina.  College of Nursing-Doctoral Class.  Charleston, South Carolina

Mitchell-Brown, F.  (2011)   Breast Feeding in China.  Kappa Omicron Research Day.  Chico, CA                                                                    

Mitchell-Brown, F.  (2010). The Benefits of Breast Feeding and Personal Experience in China.  Cayman Islands Nurses’ Association.  Georgetown Hospital, Cayman Islands.

Mitchell-Brown, F. (2010).  The Benefits of Breastfeeding.  Haidian Health Center for Women and Children.  Beijing, China.                          

Mitchell-Brown, F. (1998).  Criteria of Brain Death.  Critical Care Staff, Virginia Hospital Center. Arlington, Virginia.

Poster Presentations

Mitchell-Brown, Lightfoot, K., & Kipnis, G. (September 18, 2016).  Developing Future Leaders:  Mentoring Students to Be Sigma Theta Tau International Rising Star Researchers.   Presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Conference, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Mitchell-Brown, F. (2016).  Class redesign, NURS 304 Medical Surgical Practicum.  Elsevier Educator Conference.  Las Vegas, NV

Mitchell-Brown, F. (2015).  Western Institute of Nursing Conference.  Diabetes Mellitus and Hmong Americans:  A Scoping Review

Mitchell-Brown, F. (2011).  The Benefits of Breast Feeding in China.  Sigma Theta Tau International Research Conference.  Cancun, Mexico                                                                                            

Courses Taught

  • NURS 284:  Practicum in Nursing Foundations
  • NURS 303:  Med Surgical I/Pharmacology
  • NURS 304:  Practicum in Acute Care
  • NURS 314:  Practicum Maternal Child Health Nursing
  • NURS 444:  Nursing Management Seminar
  • NURS 494:  Advanced Pathophysiology Practicum
  • NURS 495:  Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NURS 412:  Health Policy1

Professional Affiliations 

Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Omicron Chapter

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

National League of Nursing