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Sharon Dudley-Brown, Ph.D.

Sharon Dudley-Brown, Ph.D.

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  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Joint Appointment in Medicine


Anal Fistula, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gastroenterology, GI Dysplasia, Ileitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Microscopic Colitis, Pouchitis, Ulcerative Colitis more

Research Interests

inflammatory bowel disease


Dr. Sharon Dudley-Brown is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology division. She studies Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and specifically women and inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Dudley-Brown holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Rochester, a master's degree in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PhD in nursing from the University of Maryland. She held faculty positions at Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Delaware, the University of Maryland and Catholic University of America before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2007. She is a member of the Society of Gastrointestinal Nurses and Associates, the American Gastroenterological Association, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, the National Nurse Taskforce and the Medical Advisory Committee. more


  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Melmed GY, Siegel CA, Spiegel BM, Allen JI, Cima R, Colombel JF, Dassopoulos T, Denson LA, Dudley-Brown S , Garb A, Hanauer SB, Kappelman MD, Lewis JD, Lynch I, Moynihan A, Rubin DT, Sartor RB, Schwartz RM, Wolf DC, Ullman TA (2013). Quality indicators for inflammatory bowel disease: Development of process and outcome measures. Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 19 (3), 662-8.

Graff, L. A. & Dudley-Brown, S. (2013). Common psychological disorders in inflammatory bowel disease and implications for disease management. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 20 (7), 315-324. 

Redulla, R. & Dudley-Brown, S. (2013). Adherence and completion in Hepatitis C management: A systematic review. Gastroenterology Nursing, 36 (1): 53-8. 

Norton, B.A., Thomas, R., Lomax, K.G. & Dudley-Brown, S . (2012). Patient perspectives on the impact of Crohn's disease: results from group interviews. Patient Preference and Adherence, 6, 509-20. 

Stebbings, S., Jenks, K., Treharne, G.J., Garcia, J.A., Schultz, M., Highton, J. & Dudley-Brown, S. (2012). Validation of the Dudley Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptom Questionnaire for the assessment of bowel symptoms in axial spondyloarthritis: Prevalence of clinically relevant bowel symptoms and association with disease activity. Rheumatology, 51 (5), 858-65 (e-pub December 30 2011). 

Dudley-Brown, S. (2012). The importance of the physical exam: A case study.  Gastroenterology Nursing, 35 (5), 350-2. 

Dudley-Brown, S., & Baker, K. (2011). Ulcerative colitis from the patients' viewpoint: A review of two internet surveys. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 15(7-8). 

Moradkhani, A., Kerwin, L., Dudley-Brown, S. & Tabibian, J.H. (2011). Disease-specific knowledge, coping, and adherence in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 56(10), 2972-7.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Phone: 410-933-7495

Activities & Honors


  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2012

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15 Things People with IBD Should Know, webinar recorded November 2019

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