Tiffany Brown, PhD

About the Author

Katie Steele, LMFT is a former highly recruited D1 athlete who ran track and cross country for the famed University of Oregon team. After her running career intersected with the infamous coach Alberto Salazar, she was left with trauma for years to come. Deciding to dedicate her career to the integration of mental health care in athletics, she is now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-founder of Thrive Mental Health, an outpatient mental health clinic in Bend, Oregon.  

Tiffany Brown, Ph.D., LMFT, is an award-winning, senior faculty member at the University of Oregon in the Couples and Family Therapy graduate program and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with student athletes and provides mental health education for coaches and staff.

Journalist Erin Strout brings compelling storytelling and essential expertise to the project as well. Her work has appeared in Washington Post, ESPN, SELF, Outside, Runner’s World, Women’s Running, Triathlete, Women’s Health and more.

By the Author


August 2024

  • An Evening with Katie Steele, Tiffany Brown and Erin Strout

    Bright Side Bookshop hosts an evening with co-authors Katie Steele, Tiffany Brown & Erin Strout

    Bright Side Bookshop | Flagstaff, AZ

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September 2024

  • In Conversation

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship hosts Katie Steel & Tiffany Brown in conversation. Tickets required.

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | Bend, Oregon

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