PhD, Social Work, Howard University
Cohort Four Fellow

Academic Mentor
Ruby Gourdine
Howard University/School of Social Work     

Policy Mentor
Charles Lewis, Jr.
Adjunct Associate Professor/Founder and President of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP), Howard University School of Social Work/CRISP  

Areas of Expertise

Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Families and Family Systems, Program Evaluation, Youth Development, Regression Modeling, Mixed Methods, Phenomenology, Fathers, Low-Income Families and Individuals, Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups


Brianna P. Lemmons received her doctorate from Howard University School of Social Work in 2015. In 2013, Ms. Lemmons joined the Center for Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Training in Education (CREATE) in Washington, DC where she works to evaluate a national mentoring program for black middle school boys. At CREATE, she contributed to the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation's (CYITC) inaugural Focus Point report on the state of black male youth in the District of Columbia. She recently joined CYITC, where she conducts data collection and analysis on issues related to children and youth. She has been awarded the William H. Cosby and Camille O. Hanks Cosby Fellowship and the Frederick Douglass Fellowship. Ms. Lemmons in a volunteer mentor to inner-city youth in the District of Columbia and participates in the dance ministry at her church. Ms. Lemmons holds a B.A. in psychology from Spelman College and an M.S.W. from Howard University School of Social Work.