Faculty Scholars


Brandi Crowe, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS

Assistant Professor, Recreational Therapy
Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Clemson University

Contact: 864-656-3400 or bmcrowe@clemson.edu  

Who is Dr. Crowe?

Brandi M. Crowe, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, is an assistant professor in recreational therapy within Clemson University’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. She received her doctoral degree from Clemson University in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with a concentration in therapeutic recreation. She earned her master’s degree in recreation from the State University of New York at Cortland with a concentration in Outdoor and Environmental Education, and her bachelor’s degree in Leisure Studies from the University of South Alabama, with a concentration in therapeutic recreation. Dr. Crowe is a certified and licensed therapeutic recreation specialist. Her research interests include the role of leisure within individuals' stress and coping processes, and the use of complementary and integrative health approaches with individuals who have chronic health conditions. She is also an associate editor for the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, and an associate editor for the American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual in Therapeutic Recreation.

For more information, see her Department Profile.

How Dr. Crowe’s research is transforming health care

Dr. Crowe’s research focuses on the use of complementary health approaches among individuals with chronic health conditions for the purpose of addressing the primary symptoms and/or residual effects of their health condition, preventing the onset of secondary conditions, and promoting positive health and quality of life. Dr. Crowe is dedicated to researching the role of leisure within individuals’ stress and coping processes, as an individual’s ability to successfully cope contributes to positive health and quality of life.

Health Research Expertise Keywords

Complementary and integrative health, disability studies, intervention research, stress and coping, chronic health conditions, translational research