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Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consultation services to a number of caregivers, professionals, and organizations pertaining to topics related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), confabulation, suggestibility, trauma, and other life adversities, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and youth firesetting. Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Neuropsychology, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and traumatic brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod has also conducted over 200 workshops, webinars, and on-demand trainings for various organizations and professional and student audiences. In 2021, Jerrod completed a post-doctoral certificate in Leadership and Organizational Strategy from Walden University and a Professional Certificate in Forensic Psychology from San Diego State University Global Campus. Currently, Jerrod is pursuing a graduate certificate in Neuroscience and Law from Michigan State University. Jerrod has published several articles and book chapters and recently co-edited the book Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals (Brown & Weinkauf, 2018) with Erv Weinkauf. Jerrod is also regularly featured on several national and international podcast programs.

Jerrod has also completed specialized trainings and certifications in the following areas:

  • Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor (CFNC) through Functional Nutrition Alliance

  • Integrative Adult Sleep Coach Certification Program. A 12-month, in-depth, comprehensive training program

  • Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies. A 7-month online post-graduate training program

  • Certified Neurodiversity Professional

  • Professional Certification in Trauma & Resilience: Level One

  • Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist

  • Certification as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist through Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center Rochester, Minnesota

  • Brain Health Coaching Certification Course

  • Certified Digestive Health Specialist through the Institute of Transformational Nutrition

  • Gut Health Specialist Certification

  • Stress and Mindset Coach Certification

  • Holistic Health Coach Certification

  • Certified Sleep Science Coach

Jerrod Brown, PhD