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Joy Voyles Browne, PhD - Fielding Graduate University. Denver, CO, US

Joy Voyles Browne, PhD Joy Voyles Browne, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology | Fielding Graduate University


A champion of newborns and young infants and their families.


Dr. Joy Browne is a national and international consultant with universities and hospitals. Her professional background is as a Pediatric/Developmental Psychologist, and Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, in addition to being endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Mentor.

Dr. Browne is director of the Colorado NIDCAP Training Center, FIRST Program, Fragile Infant Feeding Institute, and WONDERbabies. She is a co-chair of the Annual Graven’s Conferences on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the High Risk Infant.

Dr. Browne’s main field of research is neurodevelopmental supportive care, parent support and infant feeding.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Medically fragile infants

Parenting high risk infants and young children

Neurodevelopmental assessment and intervention

Mentoring and consulting

Reflective practice and consulting

Accomplishments (2)

Robert J. Harmon Memorial Lecture (professional)

(2010) Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health

Research Honor Award (professional)

(2002) Mercer University, Atlanta, GA

Education (4)

University of New Mexico: PhD, Psychology 1990

University of New Mexico: MS, Psychology 1986

Medical College of Georgia: MSN, Nursing 1975

Medical College of Georgia: BSN, Nursing 1974

Affiliations (11)

  • Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute : Member
  • American Psychological Association : Member
  • World Association for Infant Mental Health : Member
  • Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health : Member
  • International Society for Developmental Psychobiology : Member
  • International Perinatal Brain and Behavior Network : Member
  • NIDCAP Federation International : Member
  • Australian Association of Neonatal Nurses—Queensland : Member
  • Council of International Neonatal Nurses : Member
  • New Mexico Association for Infant Mental Health : Member
  • Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health : Member

Articles (4)

Developmental care in neonatology: historical perspectives (2016) Cahiers de la puericultrice

Co-written with Pierrat, V. Vol 53 - N° 293. P. 12-14 - Doi : 10.1016/j.cahpu.2015.11.002

Recommendations for involving the family in developmental care of the NICU baby (2015) J Perinatol

Craig, J. W., Glick, C., Phillips, R., Hall, S. L., Smith, J., and Browne, J. J Perinatol 35: S5-S8; doi:10.1038/jp.2015.142

Feeding outcomes in preterm infants after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU): A systematic review (2013) Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews 13

Ross, ES, Browne, JV

Developmental supports for newborns and young infants with special health and developmental needs and their families: the BABIES model (2012) Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews 12

Browne, JV, Talmi, A Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews 12: 239-247.