Samantha Brown, PhD is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Stress, Early Experiences, and Research Center in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver. She is a mixed methods researcher with interests that focus on understanding the behavioral and developmental health trajectories of children exposed to early adversity and the role of social buffering to mitigate the consequences of early life stress. In addition, Samantha is interested in the psychophysiological correlates of stress-related conditions and the mechanisms by which these factors can be targeted in intervention to promote child, youth, and familial resiliency and affect positive changes in well-being.
Samantha has assisted with several research projects funded through ACF, NIDA and NIJ. She also recently completed a randomized controll trial of a mindfulness-informed intervention for child welfare-involved families with co-occurring substance use, and will continue to adapt this program as a trauma-informed approach to be implemented within public child welfare.
Samantha received her B.A. in psychology and criminal justice at The College of Saint Rose and her M.A. in forensic psychology at the University of Denver. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and her clinical experience includes domestic violence and substance abuse counseling and child welfare casework.
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