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Robert R. Braswell, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Robert R. Braswell received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and served for ten years in the Medical Corps, United States Navy Reserve. He has vast experience in both general and forensic psychiatry work and has served as Staff Psychiatrist at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center for the past ten years. Dr. Braswell is a peer-reviewed author and sought-after guest lecturer on subjects such as “Substance Use Disorders and Selected Substance Misuse in Veterans: Community-Specific Perspectives to Better Understand Veterans’ Needs and Aid Assessment and Treatment,” in which he explores the complex diagnoses and unique needs of Veterans.

Dr. Braswell’s professional interests include the practice of psychiatry in collaboration with pastoral, psychotherapy, and lifestyle education specialists, as well as clinical psychiatry focused on marginalized, immigrant and refugee populations. He has served internationally in medical ministry work and presentations since 2016.


Forensic Psychiatry Fellow, University of Maryland, Jessup, Maryland, 1999-2000
Psychiatry Resident, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1993-1996
Transitional Intern, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1992-1993

Medical Doctor, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1985-1992
Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Concentration in Zoology, Member of the Society of
Andrews Scholars, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, 1981-1985

Adventist Community Services Disaster Response Training, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 2018
Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network Training, Harvard Medical School, Boston,
Massachusetts, 2018