Kimberly Brown, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division of Psychology
Director of Forensic Evaluation Team
Office Address
Crystal Terrace
3319 West End Ave
Suite 570

Dr. Kimberly Brown has been a member of the faculty since 2002. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and is board certified in forensic psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University, graduating summa cum laude. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in law from the University of Alabama. As part of her degree, she had coursework, research, and practicum experiences specific to the specialty field of forensic psychology. She completed a forensic psychology predoctoral internship at Napa State Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at the University of Washington/Western State Hospital. 

Dr. Brown is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of the Vanderbilt Forensic Evaluation Team, which provides court-ordered criminal adult and juvenile forensic evaluations for Davidson County, TN. She is experienced in conducting various types of assessments including: competencies, mental state at the time of the alleged offense, risk of violence and sexual offending, psychopathy, malingering, personality disorders, personal injury, pre-employment, and fitness for duty. She has extensive experience with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in the judicial system. She has conducted over 3,000 evaluations in a variety of contexts, has treated forensic patients in various states, and has received awards for her leadership, teaching, and research in forensic psychology. She has testified as an expert in court at the state and federal levels over 130 times.

Dr. Brown supervises and trains psychiatry residents, psychiatry child fellows, and psychology interns in conducting forensic evaluations. She also teaches seminars pertaining to issues of forensic psychology in the Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry and Vanderbilt Law School.