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Caroline  Barry

Doctoral Stud-Add'l Assgnmt/BW

Caroline is a PhD candidate in the department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences at Emory University. She is interested in mental health promotion and suicide prevention, and her research investigates social/contextual determinants of mental health and wellbeing among youth and adolescents. She is currently working under Professor Kelli Komro’s mentorship on multi-level interventions, community-based participatory research, and increasing adolescents' access to mental health care.

Caroline completed her Bachelors in Psychology with a certificate in Global Health & Health Policy at Princeton and Master of Public Health at Emory. She then worked at Duke University Medical Center on a set of longitudinal cohort studies that examined maternal health behaviors and child developmental outcomes, including cognition and mental health. She also assisted CDC’s Child Development Studies team in testing interventions to promote healthy development and resilience among youth in families experiencing poverty.

Contact Information

Atlanta , GA


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Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent Health/Child Health
  • Causal Inference
  • Community Based Research
  • Mental Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Substance Use/Harm Reduction


  • Bachelor of Arts 2015, Princeton University
  • MPH 2020, Emory University

Affiliations & Activities

  • Livingston Fellow, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University (2024-25)
  • NIH/NIDA T32 Predoctoral Fellow, Training in Advanced Data Analytics to End Drug-Related Harms (2022-24)
  • President, Laney Graduate Student Council (2023-24)
  • Representative, Doctoral Student Advisory Board for Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University (2023-24)
  • Society for Prevention Research
  • American Public Health Association