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Danica Brown, PhD, MSW (Choctaw)

Behavioral Health Manager, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Danica Love Brown, MSW, CACIII, PhD, is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Dr. Brown is the Behavioral Health Director at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and has worked as a mental health and substance use counselor, social worker, and youth advocate for over 20 years.

Danica Brown earned a PhD in social work from Portland State University. She completed an undergraduate degree in human services and addiction studies at Metropolitan State College of Denver and a master’s degree in social work at Colorado State University.