Caroline Kuo, DPhil

Associate Professor/Associate Dean, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health (Affiliate)

Assistant Dean

Research Overview

I am trained as a behavioral and social scientist and currently engaged in a range of global public health research. My previous research has included community-based epidemiological studies, qualitative exploratory studies, mixed-methods studies, and intervention development and testing among vulnerable populations. I have specific expertise in social policy, evidence-based intervention, and international development which informs my research, the majority of which takes place in low-resource global settings. My current global public health research portfolio focuses on developing innovative family programs to promote children’s resilience for mental health and HIV prevention; creating novel behavioral economic interventions to improve treatment for teenagers living with HIV; tailoring biobehavioral HIV prevention approaches to meet the needs of young people; and testing ways to integrate prevention of HIV with prevention of rape and sexual assault.


University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction (BA) 2003
Major: Political and Social Thought Honors Program
Thesis: Expanding Obligations in a Shrinking World: Balancing Physician Fidelity Towards
Patients, Third Parties, and Society

Oxford University, Saint Cross College, Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 2007
Field of Study: International Development
Thesis: Dynamic Families: Caring for Children Orphaned by AIDS in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Oxford University, Nuffield College, Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) 2010
Field of Study: Social Policy and Evidence-based Intervention
Thesis: Health Impacts amongst Carers of Orphans and Other Children in a High HIV Prevalence Community in South Africa

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Behavioral and Social Sciences
121 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02906