Faculty Profile for Dr. Brooke Alexandria Bryson

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Dr. Brooke Alexandria Bryson
Senior Lecturer — Psychology
UAC 273
phone: (512) 245-7364

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Brooke Bryson earned her B.S in Psychology at Texas State University with a minor in Anthropology. While there, she worked as a behavioral statistics and research methods tutor at the Student Learning Assistance Center, which awarded her 'SLACer of the Year' in 2016.

After graduating, she continued her psychology education at Oregon State University where she earned her M.S. in 2019 and Ph.D. in 2022. While there, she conducted both quantitative and qualitative research examining psychosocial predictors of well-being among adults with rare diseases and common social and healthcare challenges faced by this population. Her research has also examined topics such as outcomes associated with disclosing visible differences (facial paralysis, cleft lip, burns, etc.) and managing symptoms associated with cancer.

In 2022, she accepted a Senior Lecturer position with the Department of Psychology at Texas State University where she continues to teach and conduct research today.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Bogart, K., & Bryson, B. (2023). Disclosing the Obvious: Psychosocial Implications of (Not) Explaining Facial Differences. Body Image.
  • Bogart, K., Bryson, B. A., & Hemmesch, A. (n.d.). Social Support and disability. In Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Disability. Oxford University Press.
  • Munro, M., Voight, D. M., Bryson, B. A., & Bogart, K. R. (2022). Enacted Stigma Experiences and Identity Noticeability of LGBQ plus Women with Rare Diseases. JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2022.2059971
  • Bryson, B. A., & Bogart, K. (2022). Social support for adults with rare disorders as a personal and environmental factor. In The Positive Psychology of Personal Factors: Implications for Understanding Disability.
  • Bogart, K., Bryson, B. A., Plackowski, E., & Sharratt, N. (n.d.). “The Elephant in the Room”: Disclosing facial differences.

Selected Grants

  • Bryson, Brooke Alexandria (Supporting), Bogart, Kathleen (Principal). Disclosing Moebius Syndrome and Other Facial Differences, Moebius Syndrome foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $24344. (Funded: November 2020 - October 2022). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Psychology Day Committee
September 2023-May 2024
Colloquium and Brownbag Committee
August 2023-May 2024
Undergraduate Advisor
Honor's Contract Project
January 2023-May 2023
Student Awards Committee
August 2022-May 2023
Promotion and Outreach Committee
August 2022-May 2023