Braden J. Brown, PhD, LMFT, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the Indiana University Methodist Family Medicine Residency where he serves as Behavioral Science faculty for Family Medicine Residents and provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families at the Indiana University-Methodist Family Medicine Center. Additionally, Dr. Brown is the head Athletic Counselor for IUPUI Athletics, where he provides clinical mental health services and mental skills training to student-athletes and coaches from 18 Division I varsity sports teams.
Dr. Brown is an active member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and Association for Applied Sport Psychology. His research and clinical interests include: biopsychosocial-spiritual wellness of NCAA student-athletes, medical family therapy, motivational interviewing and behavior change, and integrated behavioral healthcare outcomes in primary care settings.
Dr. Brown received a BS in Exercise and Wellness from Brigham Young University, where he was a four-year varsity letterman on the football team. Following a brief stint in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, Dr. Brown received a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University and earned a PhD in Medical Family Therapy from East Carolina University. In his spare time, Dr. Brown enjoys weightlifting, cooking, and creating memories with his wife, Rachel, and twins, Hudson and Hadley.