University Seminar: Cady Carlson

University Seminar

Exploring attitudes on school-based interventions to address the mental health services gap for children and adolescents in Uganda

Speaker: Cady Carlson, PhD • Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama, School of Social Work.


Dr. Cady Carlson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama, School of Social Work. Her research broadly focuses on violence and mental health in low- and middle-income countries.  Funded by a K01 Early Career Investigator Award from NIMH, her current research aims to implement mental health services within a violence prevention program in Ugandan schools.  As a former T32 Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University’s Global Mental Health Program she led a mixed-methods study on family violence and mental health in Uganda.  She has several years experience working for gender-based violence and child protection programs in humanitarian and development settings.  She received her PhD from Columbia University School of Social Work, MSW from the University of Georgia, and a BA from Emory University.