Social Work Department

Carol Brownstein-Evans


  • B.A., University of Maryland
  • M.S.W., Syracuse University
  • Ph.D. Social Science, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs


Carol has been a social work educator since 1977. Her research is in postpartum depression and mothers of color and the intersection of maternal substance abuse and child welfare issues. She has been a full-time faculty member at Nazareth College since 2006, and program director of the GRC MSW Program for a total of 8 years.  Her prior faculty position was at the College of Brockport from 1998-2006. She has taught across the social work curriculum, and to these courses she brings her interests in women's and children's health, substance abuse, social determinants of health, interprofessional education and team collaboration, and race, class, and gender.  She has co-led short term study abroad trips to India and Jamaica. 

During her years as a social work supervisor and clinical social worker at Rochester General Hospital, she brought mental health and substance abuse counselors into the Women's Center to provide patients with integrated, interprofessional, and interagency care opportunities. Her many publications and presentations reflect her interest and expertise in postpartum depression, mothers and addictions, child welfare professionalization. She holds a BA, University of Maryland, MSW, Syracuse University and PhD Social Science, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and is a member of the CSWE and board member of NYSSWEA. 

Carol Brownstein-Evans