Crosby A. Modrowski

Research Scientist


Crosby A. Modrowski is an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellow at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. She is currently working with Dr. Chris Houck and is funded through the Child and Adolescent Biobehavioral/HIV T32 of Rhode Island Hospital under the direction of Dr. Larry Brown.

Dr. Modrowski earned a bachelor’s degree in Honors Psychology and Spanish from the University of Michigan and her PhD in Clinical Psychology (Children & Families Concentration) from the University of Utah. During her graduate training, she was funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Dr. Modrowski’s program of research focuses on examining the sequelae of trauma and maltreatment exposure in youth involved in the juvenile justice system. She is particularly interested in investigating risk and protective factors associated with crossing over from child welfare to juvenile justice system involvement. Dr. Modrowski’s clinical interests involve adolescent mental health, with a specific focus on at-risk populations, including justice-involved adolescents and adolescents with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.