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Brittany Bryant, DSW, LISW-CP

University of California San Francisco

Brittany Bryant, DSW, LISW-CP, is a well-known clinician and Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to her faculty appointment at MUSC, Dr. Bryant is also a K23 and LEAD Scholar where she serves as a visiting faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Bryant’s research interests include addressing barriers to treatment for adolescents, treatment retention, cultural invariance and appropriate use of assessments and measures, and culturally adapting integrated substance use interventions for use with minoritized youth. Dr. Bryant earned a Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College of Charleston. Dr. Bryant is a Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice, as well as a Captain in the Army National Guard. Dr. Bryant is also married to Marcus Bryant and has three daughters and one son.

Dr. Bryant’s study will use a culturally adapted substance use treatment program that has been rigorously tested and deemed effective, to train clinicians on how to deliver a culturally adapted substance use intervention with Black justice-involved youth (JIY) to address substance use and discrimination distress. The over arching goal of this particular study is to investigate the dissemination and implementation strategies that will increase the clinician workforce and knowledge base in the area of substance use and discrimination distress while improving the quality of treatment and treatment outcomes for Black JIY.