Danica Brown

Danica Brown

Title
Third Year Fellow
Organization
Portland State University
Danica Brown
Biography

Danica Love Brown is a PhD student in the doctoral program in social work at Portland State University. She completed an undergraduate degree in human services and addiction studies at Metropolitan State College of Denver and a master’s degree in social work at Colorado State University. Ms. Brown has practice experience working in mental health, substance abuse, and school social work settings. She also has served as an adjunct faculty member at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Ms. Brown is licensed in the state of Colorado as a certified addiction counselor III. Her area of research focuses on understanding how the worldview of indigenous peoples can contribute to the development of behavioral health interventions and programs for urban Native American youth.

Ms. Brown’s postdoctoral goal is to engage in policy or program development practice and research with Native American populations while continuing to teach as an adjunct faculty member.