Esther Brown

Tenured Associate Professor

Esther Brown is an associate professor at Widener University School of Nursing and the director of community and civic engagement. Her specialty is population and community health. She is also an experiential and service learning faculty fellow.

Brown’s passion for people with health disparities led her to work in community health for more than 20 years. Her research interests are in addressing the needs of populations as well as an individual’s mind, body and spirit. Brown is an ordained minister and pastor.

After earning her diploma in nursing from Brandywine Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelor’s in nursing from Immaculata University, and a master’s in community health nursing from West Chester University, Brown received her doctorate in education from Immaculata University.

She lives in the Coatesville area, where she is mother of three, grandmother of four, and great-grandmother of four.