Susan L. Brown

Susan Brown
Susan Brown, PhD, NRP, CHES
Associate Professor
(515) 643-6638

Office Location
ACE - 235

Office Hours
Office hours vary by semester; please check schedule posted outside office for availability.

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239

Year Started at Mercy College: 2010

  • Department: Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)


  • PhD, Iowa State University
  • MEd, The University of Texas at Austin
  • BA, Ohio Northern University

Courses Regularly Taught

  • BIO 101 General Biology I (with lab)
  • BIO 102 General Biology II (with lab)
  • BHS 465 Health Assessment
  • BIO 180 Human Anatomy (with lab)
  • BIO 095 Introductory Biology (with lab)
  • BIO 302 Pathophysiology


  • Paramedic, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NRP)
  • Paramedic, Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of EMS (Evaluator, Instructor endorsements)
  • Certified Health Education Specialist, The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (CHES)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support - Experienced Provider, American Heart Association (ACLS EP)
  • Basic Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association (BLS Instructor)

Clinical/Field Experience

  • Pre-hospital care (EMT), 8 years
  • Emergency Department Technician, 3 years

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Dissertation: Using a social-ecological model to examine obesity interventions

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"Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character." - Albert Einstein

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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