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Caroline Kuo Associate Professor Health Studies

Additional Positions at AU
Associate Professor
Post-Doc, Child and Adolescent Biobehavioral HIV & Alcohol Intervention Treatment Outcome Research Training, Brown University

DPhil, Social Policy and Intervention, Oxford University – Nuffield College

MPhil, Development Studies, Oxford University – St. Cross College

B.A. with Distinction, Social and Political Thought, University of Virginia

Dr. Caroline Kuo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Studies at American University and the Director of the Youth and Family Resilience and Well-Being Lab. She also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University School of Public Health and an honorary faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. She is a global public health scientist and advocate. 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.
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Spring 2024

  • HLTH-380 Global Health Perspectives