Caroline C. Kuo Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Caroline Kuo is Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at the School of Public Health. She is a global public health scientist and advocate with faculty appointments in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University School of Public Health. She also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town Medical School. Her work is dedicated to building the resilience of vulnerable populations, and to creating programs that enable these populations to thrive in contexts of high adversity. She has worked with orphaned children and families; women and girls; incarcerated populations; sexual minority populations; and sex workers in countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Mexico, and the USA. She is passionate about the development of innovative, evidence-based public health programs that can be deployed on a large scale and sustained in low-resource communities. She is also committed to ensuring her research is policy relevant, and driven by the priorities of the populations and stakeholders she works with.  She holds a Master of Philosphy in International Development from Oxford University (Saint Cross College). She also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Policy, also from Oxford University (Nuffield College).

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