The Office of Global Activities is proud to announce a career conversation with Dr. Cara Alexander. Dr. Alexander will join us to discuss her career path, her globally focused work, as well as share lessons learned. The event will include Q&A. The event is being held during International Education Week (IEW), a week dedicated to celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
Dr. Cara Alexander holds a Ph.D. in International Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, an MSW in Social Work from the University of Michigan, and a Post Doc Certificate in Epidemiology from Harvard Medical School. Licensed since 2002, she is an Independent Clinical Social Worker. Her practice is founded upon comprehensive micro and macro practice in all types of integrated settings (including but not limited to private and public hospitals, federal/military treatment facilities, community health, substance abuse treatment, home health, school settings, and juvenile court systems).
Dr. Alexander currently works at Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under the Office of the Assistant Secretary (OAS) in the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (OIEA) as the International Officer and a Subject Matter Expert for Emergency COVID-19. In her work, Dr. Alexander collaborates with multiple departments of state embassies, ministries of health leaders, and heads of non-governmental organizations to lead the global reduction in health inequities among vulnerable populations. She liaises with top-level international officials from multiple countries to increase global health security by addressing the prevention and treatment of mental illness and addictive disorders, and related health issues.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106