Doctoral candidate, Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Department of Health Behavior and Policy in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University

She obtained her Master of Public Health from VCU in 2013.  As part of her recently completed master’s degree, Carrie spent one month in South Africa helping conduct a community-engaged research project.  The research and cultural exchange project, Building Global Bridges, was directed by Dr. Mosavel of the Department of Health Behavior and Policy.  Carrie also assisted with the research of her academic advisor, Dr. Elston Lafata, including an evaluation of colorectal cancer screening behavior among community-dwelling residents of southeast Virginia, and completed a research practicum focused on weight, weight perception and engagement in physical activity.

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Prior to graduate school, Carrie worked in a variety of clinical research roles in the private and public sectors.  Her research interests involve the intersection of health and social, behavioral and psychological factors.  She is specifically interested in health promotion and preventive services, especially cancer prevention and control.  Ultimately, Carrie hopes to use the knowledge gained from her work and academic experiences to direct multi-level interventions to promote positive health behavior change in underserved populations.


Graduate Research Assistant
VCU Department of Social and Behavioral Health
August 2012 – Present

Student Research Scholar
Building Global Bridges
July 2013 – August 2013 Durban Area, South Africa

Project Coordinator
VCU Department of Psychology
July 2010 – August 2012
Bostwick Laboratories
Clinical Trials Project Coordinator
Bostwick Laboratories

Senior Research Coordinator
Massey Cancer Center
September 2005 – April 2008 (2 years 8 months)


Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Social and Behavioral Science
2014 – 2018
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Master’s Degree, Master of Public Health
2012 – 2013
Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology
2000 – 2004