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Samantha Brown is a second year PhD student at the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), University of Denver. Samantha serves as a research assistant for Dr. Johnny Kim of GSSW and for the NICHD funded research collaboration between GSSW and the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Her primary research interest examines the intersection between child maltreatment and substance misuse and the subsequent impacts on child well-being. Samantha also has an interest in child and adolescent resiliency, outcomes for youth exposed to trauma, trauma-informed care, and the linkages between child abuse, animal cruelty, and intimate partner violence.
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 counseling and child welfare casework.