Catherine (Cady) Carlson, PhD

Dr. Carlson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama, School of Social Work. Her research focuses on violence against women and mental health in low- and middle-income countries.  She received her PhD in Social Work from Columbia University, where she conducted her dissertation on community factors contributing to the prevention or promotion of intimate partner violence against women in Kampala, Uganda.  Her current research examines family violence in Uganda, and the development of a family-based prevention intervention to prevent violence and promote mental health.  She has worked as a program manager and consultant for gender-based violence prevention and response programs in humanitarian and development settings in Asia and Africa.  She holds a MSW from the University of Georgia and a BA in Sociology from Emory University.

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