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Molly Brown

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical-Community Psychology​
  • ​​​PhD​​​       
  • Psychology
  • (773)-325-7148
  • ​​​Byrne Hall, Room 556​​​       
BS, Psychology, University of Washington, 2004
MA, Clinical-Community Psychology, DePaul University, 2009 
PhD, Clinical-Community Psychology, DePaul University, 2012 
Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine/Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2011-2012 
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine/Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2012-2013 ​
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine, 2013-2014

Major Areas of Interest
  • Housing interventions for individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness
  • Recovery interventions implemented in homelessness services
  • Psychometric testing of assessment tools used for housing intervention prioritization
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Community-based participatory research

Representative Sample of Publications

Brown, M., Vaclavik, D., Watson, D. P., & Wilka, E. (2017). Predictors of homeless services reentry within a sample of adults receiving Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) assistance. Psychological Services, 14, 129-140. doi:10.1037/ ser0000112

Brown, M., Chodzen, G., Mihelicova, M., & Collins, K. (2017). Applying a time-patterned typology of homelessness among individuals with mental illness. American Journal of Community Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1002/ajcp. 12140

Robinson, W. L., Brown, M., Beasley, C. R., & Jason, L. A. (2017). Advancing prevention intervention from theory to application: Challenges and contributions of community psychology. In M. A. Bond, I. Serrano-García, & C. B. Keys (Eds.), APA handbook of community psychology, Volume 2 (pp. 193-213). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/ 14954-012

Brown, M. (2016). Opening more doors to end homelessness through a shared housing approach. Psychiatric Services, 67, 1161-1161. doi: 10.1176/

Brown, M., Jason, L., Malone, D., Srebnik, D., & Sylla, L. (2016). Housing First as an effective model for community stabilization among vulnerable individuals with chronic and non-chronic homelessness histories. Journal of Community Psychology, 44, 384-390. doi:10.1002/jcop. 21763

Brown, M., Malone, D., & Jordan, N. (2015). Tenant satisfaction with a single-site Housing First program. Journal of Social Service Research, 41, 498-507. doi:10. 1080/01488376.2015.1039102