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.

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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.