Alyson Browett
  • Alyson Browett
  • Adjunct Instructor of Outdoor Recreation Management

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MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (International Health; Health Communication)
BA, Davidson College (International Health Care Policy)

Common Courses Taught

ORM 388 Special Topics
Outdoor Economies: Balancing Sustainability, Commerce, and Residential Interests

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

For nearly 30 years, Alyson has worked in the public health realm as an editor, writer, and consultant, focusing on communicating complex health-related information into easy-to-understand and digestible formats for various audiences. For 15 years, she published the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Daily Global Health Policy Report and now works with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security to communicate the latest news about the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2012, Alyson’s lifelong love of nature and hiking led her into a volunteer position with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). Through her position as Volunteer Regional Manager for the ATC Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Community Program, Alyson has learned about the challenges and successes of 50 trail towns along the A.T. in 14 states. She hopes to convey her personal and professional experiences at the intersection of public health and outdoor recreation to Lees-McRae College scholars.

Personal Interests

When not reporting on disease outbreaks, Alyson can be found outside engaged in any number of activities: hiking, SUP’ing, trail running, bouldering, rock climbing, fly fishing, skiing, or backpacking. If inside, Alyson likely is in the kitchen whipping up a gourmet meal. She adventures with her partner Chris and Australian Shepherd PandaBear Boots.