Brenna Greenfield
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Credentials
PhD, LP

Associate Professor
Biography

Bio

Brenna Greenfield is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health. Her research focuses on substance use disorder treatment and recovery, prevention of opioid overdose deaths, behavioral health interventions, and Indigenous health equity. Other interests include mindfulness-based interventions, motivational interviewing, community-based participatory research, and scientific communication. Dr. Greenfield publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, and has reviewed grants for the National Institutes of Health. The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, internal university sources, and the National Institutes of Health have funded her team's work.

Research Summary

Substance use disorder treatment Behavioral interventions Harm reduction Community engagement Indigenous health equity 

Education

PhD, University of New Mexico
Major: Psychology, with distinction
MS, University of New Mexico
Major: Psychology

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Postdoctoral Fellowship , Fellowship
University of Minnesota Medical School
Southwest Consortium Doctoral Psychology Internship, Residency
New Mexico VAHCS

Honors and Recognition

Program in Health Disparities Research Travel Award, University of Minnesota
2016
Junior Investigator Travel Award, Research Society on Alcoholism
2016
Student Scholars Program, Native Children's Research Exchange
2016
Haught Distinguished Graduate Lecture Award, UNM Psychology Department
2015
National Institute on Drug Abuse Travel Award, Society for Prevention Research
2015
Student Merit Travel Award, Research Society on Alcoholism
2014
Exemplary Progress in Graduate Program, UNM Psychology Department
2014
2nd Place for Best Clinical Graduate Student Paper, UNM Psychology Department
2013
Travel Award, NIDA Advancing American Indian/Alaska Native Substance Abuse Research, State of the Science Meeting and Grant Development
2010

Professional Memberships

Society of Indian Psychologists
2012-2020
Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers
2012-2020
APA Division 12: Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology
2010-2017
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
2009-2015
Research Society on Alcoholism
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Greenfield, B. L., Zabel, M. "How Minnesota hospitals work with opioid-exposed neonates and their mothers: Preliminary results.", Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Workgroup, Minnesota Hospital Association, St. Paul, Minnesota, May 01, 2018.
Artigiani, E., Gonzalez, M., Greenfield, B. L., Walls, M. "Introducting the NDEWS HotSpot opportunity for assessing opioid overdose inequities in Minnesota.", 2018 National Indian Health Board Tribal Public Health Summit, Prior Lake, Minnesota, May 01, 2018.
Greenfield, B. L., Smith, C. "Success at college: A playbook from Native American college students in the Southwest.", Native Americans into Medicine Program, Center of American Indian and Minority Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus, Duluth, Minnesota, June 01, 2017.
Greenfield, B. L. "Collaborative research to impact Native American health disparities.", Program in Health Disparities Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 01, 2017.
Greenfield, B. L. "Conduct disorder and alcohol use disorder trajectories, predictors and outcomes for Indigenous youth.", American Psychological Association's Division 50 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction annual meeting., Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 01, 2017.
Greenfield, B. L. "Working with American Indian and Alaska Native veterans.", Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2017.
Greenfield, B. L. "Lessons learned from Native American college students in the Southwest.", Coffee & Conversation Series, University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Psychology, Duluth, Minnesota, November 01, 2016.
Greenfield, B. L., Walls, M., Forbes, M., Whitbeck, L. "Conduct disorder and alcohol use disorder comorbidity in a longitudinal sample of Indigenous adolescents.", Native Children's Research Exchange Conference, Denver, Colorado, September 01, 2016.
Greenfield, B. L., (Coordinator/Organizer), Love, T., Kennedy, D. P., Homish, G. G., Keyes, K. M., McCrady, B. "Alcohol and the social environment: Integrating findings across levels of analysis in diverse settings.", 39th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 01, 2016.
Greenfield, B. L. "Binge drinking among Native American college students", Promoting Health Equity: Engage. Inform. Act. Regional Conference, University of Minnesota Program in Health Disparities Research, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 01, 2016.
Moore, K., Greenfield, B. L. "Local Reflective Practice: A comprehensive framework for training health service psychologists in cultural competence.", Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 01, 2016.
Moore, K., Greenfield, B. L. "Local Reflective Practice: A simple, comprehensive framework for cultural training of health service psychologists.", Society for the Study of Psychiatry & Culture Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 01, 2016.
Greenfield, B. L., Sittner, K., Walls, M. "Conduct disorder and substance use disorder comorbidity in a longitudinal sample of Indigenous adolescents.", 4th Annal APA Division 50: Collbaborative Perspectives on Addiction Meeting, San Diego, California, March 01, 2016.
Greenfield, B. L. "Binge drinking among Native American college students", 4th Annual Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Meeting, San Diego, California, March 01, 2016.
Greenfield, B. L., Sittner, K., Walls, M. "Conduct disorder and substance use disorder comorbidity in a longitudinal sample of Indigenous adolescents.", 2016 Rho Chi Annual Research Day, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth, Minnesota, March 01, 2016.
Greenfield, B. L. "Alcohol use among Native American college students: Do stereotypes match the reality?", Haught Distinguished Graduate Lecture, University of New Mexico Department of Psychology, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 01, 2015.
Venner, K., Simmons, J., Greenfield, B. L., Hagler, K., Tonigan, J. S., Lupee, D. "Adapting evidence-based treatment: 4 and 8 month outcomes from the 3rd RCT with American Indians/Alaska Natives.", Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2014 Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 01, 2014.
Bowen, S., Witkiewitz, K., Luoma, J. B., Greenfield, B. L., Owens, M., King, K. M., Tafrate, R. "Stress and coping on both sides of the law: Mindfulness-based interventions with criminal justice and law enforcement populations.", Assocation for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2014 Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 01, 2014.
Greenfield, B. L. "Addictions: Prevalence, screening, interventions, and cultural considerations.", Southwest Consortium Predoctoral Internship Seminar, New Mexico VAHCS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 01, 2014.
Hagler, K. J., Rice, S. L., Venner, K. L., Greenfield, B. L., Simmons, J. D. "Exploratory factor analysis of an Injunctive Norms Questionnaire in a Sample of Native American and non-Hispanic White college students.", Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2014 Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 01, 2014.
Verney, S., Venner, K., Greenfield, B. L. "Culture counts! Diversity knowledge, awareness, and skills in clinical practice and research.", New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 01, 2014.
Greenfield, B. L., Yazzie, A. S. "College/home - home/college", 1st Annual Survival of the First Voices Festival, Farmington, New Mexico, July 01, 2014.
Greenfield, B. L., Simmons, J. D., Venner, K. L., Yazzie, A. S. "Alcohol use among Native American college students: Do stereotypes match the reality?", National Health Disparities 2014 Joint Conference, New Mexico Public Health Association and NM Cares Health Disparities Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 01, 2014.
Yazzie, A. S., Greenfield, B. L. "Describing the types of discrimination experienced by reservation and urban Native Americans.", National Health Disparities 2014 Joint Conference, New Mexico Public Health and NM CARES Health Disparities Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 01, 2014.
Greenfield, B. L., Yazzie, A. S., Bluehorse, D. "The Native American Daily Experiences and Health Study", Central New Mexico Community College Native American Task Team, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 01, 2014.
Greenfield, B. L., Bluehorse, D., Billy, T., Yazzie, A. S., Black Dog, T. "The Native American Daily Experiences and Health Study", Central New Mexico Community College Student Services Leadership Team, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 01, 2014.
Greenfield, B. L., Fischer, E. "Fulfilling the promise of universal health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Bernalillo County: New opportunities under the Affordable Care Act.", 10th Annual Health Policy Legislative Forum, New Mexico Public Health Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 01, 2013.
Hagler, K. J., Venner, K. L., Tonigan, J. S., Greenfield, B. L., Lupee, D., Yamutewa, Y., Currier, R. "Convergence of oral fluid drug testing and self-reported cannabis, cocaine, and opiate use in a Native American treatment-seeking sample. ", Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2013 Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, November 01, 2013.
Simmons, J., Lupee, D., Greenfield, B. L., Romero, M., Tonigan, J. S., Currier, R., Venner, K. "The impact of substance use and gender on condom use self-efficacy in a rural treatment seeking sample", College on Problems of Drug Dependence 2013 Convention, San Diego, California, June 01, 2013.
Venner, K. L., Hagler, K. J., Greenfield, B. L., Gius, B. K., Simmons, J. D., Lupee, D., Tonigan, J. S. "Weaker relationships among substance use and negative consequences in a Native American treatment-seeking sample.", College on Problems of Drug Dependence 2013 Convention, San Diego, California, June 01, 2013.
Greenfield, B. L., Bluehorse, D., Honeyestewa, M., Hubbell, H., Romero, M., Simmons, J. "A cultural tool for urban living.", Shared Knowledge Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 01, 2013.
Hagler, K., Greenfield, B. L., Chischilly, K., Venner, K. "Drinking behavior and year in college: Differential findings and implications for Native American and non-Hispanic white college students.", Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2012 Convention, National Harbor, Maryland, November 01, 2012.
Greenfield, B. L., Lupee, D., Venner, K., Homer, E., McGinley, V., Lesansee, F., Yamutewa, Y., Currier, R., May, P., Smith, J. E. "Cross-cultural adaptations of CRA for substance use disorders.", College on Problems of Drug Dependence 2012 Convention, Palm Springs, California, June 01, 2012.
Greenfield, B. L., Venner, K., Vicuña, B., Muñoz, R., Bhatt, S., O'Keefe, V. "Barriers to help-seeking among American Indians and Alaska Natives with alcohol dependence.", Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2011 Convention, Toronto, Canada. November 01, 2011.
Hallgren, K., Greenfield, B. L. "Are minorities overpathologized by common statistical techniques? Results from a Monte Carlo simulation.", Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2011 Convention, Toronto, Canada. November 01, 2011.
Greenfield, B. L., Hallgren, K., Muñoz, R., O'Keefe, V., Venner, K. "Social networks of Native Americans with alcohol dependence.", Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2011 Convention, Toronto, Canada. November 01, 2011.
Greenfield, B. L., Lupee, D., Yamutewa, Y., Homer, E., Chavez, R., Currier, R., Venner, K. "Adapting standardized research instruments to match a rural Native American community's experience: Building the base.", College of Problems on Drug Dependence 2011 Convention, Hollywood, Florida, June 01, 2011.
Muñoz, R., Greenfield, B. L., Venner, K. "Understanding ways in which drinking and collectivistic coping with trauma may vary among Native American and non-Hispanic white college students.", Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2010 Convention, San Francisco, California, November 01, 2010.
Greenfield, B. L., Rice, S., Vicuña, B., Sheche, J., Venner, K. "Investigating self-efficacy to refuse alcohol in Native American and white undergraduates.", Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 2009 Convention, New York City, New York, November 01, 2009.
Greenfield, B. L., Realo, A. "Correlates of social capital: In-group or institutional collectivism?", First annual International Research Experience for Undergraduates (INT-REU) Conference , University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia. August 01, 2005.