Brianna Austin, M.D., M.P.H


Brianna was born and raised in Redlands, California, where she spent the balance of her formative years, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio to begin the combined BS/MD Pre-Professional Scholars Program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Literature and Composition after which she took a gap year to work with FEMA and AmeriCorps to provide disaster assistance to the survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Maria. During her tenure with FEMA, she received the Congressional Service Award and Presidential Gold Service Award for the successful completion of over 2,000 hours of community service. When she returned to Cleveland to attend medical school, she became heavily involved in service, teaching, and public health, participating in and leading school organizations such as the Student Run Health Clinic, Clinical Skills Preceptorship, and Inquiry Group facilitation as well as community organizations such as Guiding Eyes for the Blind. She completed her course of study at CWRU with both an MD and MPH, concentrating on global health and health policy and management. Her professional passions include women’s health in its many forms ranging from advocacy to clinical care, teaching, service, community engagement, health policy, and quality improvement. Outside of the hospital you are most likely to find her spending time with her husband and black lab, either exploring her new Gainesville community, traveling, reading, engaging in her local yarn scene, participating in competitive axe throwing, or writing.