Brianna Singleton


Brianna  M. Singleton, MPH, RN, PHH, AGPCNP-BC, is pursuing a PhD at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her research focuses on the unique experience of occupational burnout among machine-based workers in the transportation industry. Little is known about the mental burden machine-based workers face, nor is there sufficient research understanding why there are higher rates of tobacco and substance use in this population. As an Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and nurse researcher with a specialty in Occupational and Environmental Health, Ms. Singleton recognizes that building partnerships with local and national organizations, specifically industries that have high concentrations of workers who are vulnerable to increased morbidity and mortality because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, immigration status, or disability, is vital in achieving health equity, social equality, and a healthier Earth.

Ms. Singleton is currently working as a nurse practitioner at an occupational health clinic, St James Infirmary, which provides services exclusively for current and former sex workers. She also works as a nurse practitioner at San Francisco Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center that provides holistic and integrated care using a compassionate and harm-reduction praxis. Her desire is to provide high-quality patient care as a nurse practitioner and to conduct evidence-based research as a nurse scientist to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of people who have been marginalized by institutional racism and social inequality.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of San Francisco. She is a proud alum of UCSF’s Master Entry Program in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing program.