Brandon Hervey, MSW

VA Hospice & Palliative Care Fellow, VA-Greater Los Angeles Health System, Hospice and Palliative Care Division

Brandon Michael Hervey is an Advanced Practice Fellow with the VA-Greater Los Angeles Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship. The fellowship program involves a robust yearlong curriculum with diverse inpatient and outpatient clinical experience, research activity, and didactics, culminating in specialist practice in Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work. Brandon began his fellowship in June of 2020 after earning his Master of Social Welfare degree from UCLA. Prior to earning his MSW, Brandon completed his undergraduate studies California State University, Northridge and served eight years as a Sergeant in the US Marines. A proud member of our military since the age of 18, Brandon held the position of rifleman, mortarman, team leader, combat instructor, and squad leader. During his tenure in the Marines Brandon served two tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) where he also received a Purple Heart. Brandon has had internship experience with hospice care and with the VA’s Health Promotion Disease Prevention HPDP Department. An avid practitioner of mindfulness and meditation in his personal life, Brandon lends this expertise to his scholarly activity this year, studying the effects of wellness activities on providers during pandemic times. Brandon’s current life motto: “In the end the only regrets we have are the chances we didn’t take.” ~ Lewis Carroll