Brenna Greenfield, PhD, LP

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

Brenna Greenfield

Contact Info

Office Phone 218-726-7721

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus
1035 University Drive
SMed 335
Duluth, MN 55812

PhD, Psychology, University of New Mexico, 2015

BA, Psychology, St. Olaf College, 2006


Brenna Greenfield is a licensed psychologist and associate 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.

Professional Associations

  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Psychological Association


Research Summary/Interests

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

Research Funding Grants

2019-2022, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), R61DA049386, Changing our paths: Well-being and recovery among American Indians with opioid use disorder. B. Greenfield (PI).


For a full list of publications, please see: PubMed