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Megan Sage

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Director of EASA Center for Excellence, Assistant Professor
Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 623M Portland OR 97201


I have more than 16 years of experience working in the early psychosis intervention field in various roles, including direct clinical care as a bilingual mental health consultant with the Multnomah County Health Department and as a trainer, researcher, and leader for Oregon EASA teams and national partners with the EASA Center for Excellence.

I have dedicated my social work career of over 24 years to advocating for and implementing direct care improvements and system change with organizations serving communities affected by the public health crisis of structural racism. I have extensive experience working directly with culturally specific populations to implement and sustain cultural adaptations in mental health interventions for youth and young adults, their family members and supports. As a queer, cis-identifying white female with lived experience with mental health I am very passionate about my role as a social worker in addressing systemic racism and inequities on policy and practice levels. I have been in a leadership role in the development and implementation of Equity and Anti-Racism and Healing-Centered Tribal Engagement Initiatives with the EASA Center for Excellence. I completed my Doctor of Social Work in 2020 with a focus on policy and practice recommendations in addressing the health and mental health needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth experiencing early signs of psychosis. As part of my doctoral capstone project, in conjunction with my role with EASA, I authored a position statement and policy recommendations addressing the health and mental health needs of AI/AN youth experiencing early signs of psychosis.

Education, Degrees

Doctor of Social Work December 2020
University of Southern California, Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Capstone Project: “Honoring Tribal Ways: Implementing Early Psychosis
Intervention in Tribal Communities”

Master of Social Work, University of Denver, School of Social Work May 2000
Indirect Social Work Practice

Bachelor of Arts, Lewis and Clark College May 1997
Major in Sociology/Anthropology
Minor in Latin American Studies

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