Flora Cohen, LMSW is a first year doctoral student in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
Research Interests: global mental health, psychosocial support for mental illnesses in low and middle income countries, community based rehabilitation, 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 has work experience in Ethiopia, Uganda, Israel, and China.
Flora is interested in culturally competent approaches to mental health infrastructure development in low-resource settings such as low and middle income countries.