Brenda Ingram, EdD, LCSW has an extensive background in gender-based violence as a clinical director, trauma-informed psychotherapist, educator, and advocate. As director of Relationship and Violence Prevention and Services in USC Student Health, Ingram oversees immediate therapy services, advocacy, and community outreach related to gender and power-based harm (e.g., sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking). She joined USC in July 2018 from Peace Over Violence, a rape crisis center for the state that provides prevention, counseling, case management and legal advocacy.
Ingram earned her EdD from the University of Phoenix, MSW from Cal State Sacramento, and BA in psychology from UCLA. Her research has focused on the impact of community violence on educational attainment for African American elementary students. She has developed her expertise in sexual trauma, sex trafficking in communities of color, racial trauma and historical/intergenerational trauma.
She enjoys international travel, listening to jazz and playing her saxophone for self-care along with spending time with her family, friends, and two great dogs. Her pronouns are she, her, hers.