Brianna Garrison


Ph.D. Social Work Candidate, Baylor University
MSW, University of Houston
BS, Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University 

Full Curriculum Vita

Selected Publications
  • Garrison, B. (2017). Forget memory: Creating better lives for people with dementia by Anne Davis Basting. Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging, 29(4), 322-323. 
Research Interests
  • Family Caregivers
  • Spiritual and Mental Health for Older Adults
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
  • Program Development and Evaluation for Older Adults
  • Health Disparities
  • Grief and Loss among Older Adults
  • Gerontology Social Work 

Brianna Garrison is a full-time lecturer, Program Manager, and Assistant Field Director at the Houston Campus. Ms. Garrison obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Houston. She also maintains a graduate level certificate in Health Disparities. Ms. Garrison was a Clara B. Smith Social Work fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson. Ms. Garrison is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Work from Baylor University. Brianna’s clinical work has afforded her the opportunity to work with older adults and caregivers facing end of life issues, grief and loss, and adjustment to a chronic illness. Her work has been highly visible at both local and national conferences including podium, poster and Departmental professional development presentations. Brianna is passionate about gerontology, our health care system and policies, and is eager to assist in developing future social work clinicians to work with this population. Ms. Garrison was most recently awarded the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work Fellowship. 

Brianna is married to Justin Garrison, who is a Physician Assistant in the Greater Houston Area. Together they are the proud parents of two children, Levi and Evelyn.