Molly Brown

About Molly

Molly Brown, Ph.D. is the HARC Lab Director and Associate Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology at DePaul University.


Prospective Doctoral Students

Molly is not reviewing applications for 2024-2025 admission to the Clinical or Community Psychology Ph.D. programs at DePaul University. 

Education and Training

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Washington and received my doctoral training in Clinical-Community Psychology at DePaul University. I completed my predoctoral internship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. I completed postdoctoral fellowships at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine. I am a licensed clinical psychologist.

Research Interests

Topic Areas

  • Interventions for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness
  • Coordinated entry systems and coordinated assessment
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Affordable private market housing


  • Homeless Management Information System data analysis
  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Community-based participatory research

Teaching at DePaul

Graduate Courses

  • PSY-482 Adult Assessment
  • PSY-568 Seminar in Prevention and Intervention
  • PSY-574 Practicum in Special Areas on Psychology

Undergraduate Courses

  • PSY-363 Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and Recovery
  • PSY-395 Internship/ Fieldwork

Undergraduate Program

I serve as Co-Coordinator of the Human Services Concentration for psychology majors.

My passion for addressing homelessness emerged through my post-baccalaureate work at DESC, a leading innovator in Housing First and homeless service delivery in Seattle, WA. Today, I am inspired by the wisdom and commitment to social justice of the amazing students on my research team.

I live for dogs, bad movies, comfort food, and cross-country road trips.