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Caren J. Frost, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Languages spoken: French, Moroccan Arabic

Academic Information

Departments: Social Work - Research Associate Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Associate Professor

Divisions: Public Health

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Painting
  • Retrovirus

Caren J. Frost, PhD, MPH serves as the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity & Compliance at the University of Utah. She is a Research Professor at the University of Utah’s College of Social Work. As a qualitative researcher with expertise in ethnography and phenomenology, Dr. Frost's research allows her to capitalize on mixed method frameworks emphasizing the importance of the qualitative components of a study. She works collaboratively with colleagues and community partners to conduct research that is applied and addresses real world problems for refugee and immigrant groups, as well as for women across the lifespan.

Research Statement

My research emphasis is on women's health, specifically maternal and child health, cancer risk and personalized genomics, as well as the health of women and youth from refugee backgrounds. Research ethics in the local, national, and global settings are a crucial part of my work. In addition, research is not conducted in a vacuum--interdisciplinary work is critical for successful, applied research projects that address real-world problems and provide appropriate solutions for the issues of today.

Global Impact

Awards & Honors

Description Country
Fulbright Exchange with University of Utah and University of Botswana Botswana