School of Social Work
1010 W Nevada Street
Urbana, IL 61820
Areas of focusHealth and Behavioral Health
What I Do
I support displaced populations with mental health services along their migration trajectories. Currently, I direct a mental health program for refugees living in Indonesia, alongside other global collaborations. I am also a practicing licensed clinician.
BSW – Temple University
MSW – Columbia University
Ph.D. – Washington University in St. Louis
My research aims to investigate culturally congruent mental health interventions in low-resource settings. I utilize participatory designs to engage service users in the development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions. I am particularly interested in global mental health, especially interventions with displaced populations.
- BlackDeer, AA, Gillani, B., Cohen, F, Vogel, M. (2023) A Tale of Two Mentees: Conceptualizing Academic Mentorship through Critical Systems Thinking. Journal of Social Work Education
- Agaba, G., Hindes, K., Otto, B., Kajungu, R., Cohen, F. (2023) Psychosocial Programming in Uganda: Adaptations during COVID-19. Intervention. 21(1), 14-19. https://doi.org/10.4103/intv.intv_16_22
- Meinhart, M., Onyango Mangen, P., Hermosilla, S., Cohen, F., Agaba, G., Kajungu, R., Knox, J., Obalim, G., Stark, L. (2023) Refugee caregivers: Associations between psychosocial wellbeing and parenting in Uganda. Stress and Health. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.3236