Molly Brown

About Molly

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


Prospective Doctoral Students

Please check back in late summer 2022 to see if Molly will review applications for 2023-2024 admission to the Clinical Psychology (Community Track) Ph.D. program 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.