Flora Cohen, LMSW is a doctoral student in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
Research Interests: global mental health, mental heath infrastructure development in low resource settings, community based rehabilitation, implementation science, and community based participatory research.
Flora is currently a NIMH T32 Predoctoral Fellow with an interest in global mental health infrastructure development. Flora received a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Temple University and a Master’s of Social Work from Columbia University. Flora has had varied experiences both clinically in the US and overseas. Flora was a Case Planner in New York for a Family Treatment and Rehabilitation program assisting families with substance abuse and mental illnesses. She also provided mental health consultation at early childhood education programs as well as trauma informed clinical treatment to children under 5 and their caregivers.
Additionally, Flora has worked extensively in Indonesia, as Project Coordinator for a Gender Based Violence services, research fellow at Universitas Gadjah Madha for the development of a community based rehabilitation protocol for mental illnesses, and generated a cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for refugees in transit. She also consulted in Uganda to improve psychosocial programming for refugees.
Flora is interested in culturally competent approaches to mental health implementation science in low-resource settings with populations who have had traumatic experiences.