Haley Carroll, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor , Psychiatry

Haley Carroll
72 E. Concord Street


Haley Carroll, PhD, MS (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Boston University School of Medicine and a Research Scientist at Boston Medical Center. She is a clinical psychologist and researcher in the field of global and public mental health.

She is currently working on a Mentored Patient- Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) entitled “Adaptation and assessment of a common element treatment protocol designed to improve mental health in forcibly displaced populations” (1K23MH127308). Her research is focused on the presentation and treatment of mental health disorders during forced migration. The goals of her ongoing research are to understand the relation between migration and mental health with Venezuelan migrants entering Peru, with plans to implement a pilot trial of an adapted evidenced based treatment protocol. Much of her prior research work has investigated stress with strong emphasis on public health and reducing mental health burden and disparity. Her long-term research goals are to extend this theme to include investigations of mental health disorders in forcibly displaced populations and integrate mental health treatment into low resource settings and reduce barriers for those receiving treatment.

Haley has considerable research and clinical experience in the area of global and public mental health. She has published over 20 articles (8 first author) and contributed to 4 book chapters. She has worked in alcohol and other drug research at the University of Washington (UW) Addictive Behaviors Research Center and Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors with Drs. Marlatt and Larimer (T32AA007455, PI: Larimer) and in women’s health and stress in the Lustyk Women’s Health Lab. She completed her dissertation in dispositional factors that predict alcohol use in young adult women supported via a pre-doctoral fellowship (F-31, F31AA023126, PI: Carroll). She was also awarded a Fogarty fellowship during her doctoral studies to complete a research project investigating alcohol use and domestic violence in Peru (D43TW009375, PI: Zunt).

Prior to her work at Boston University, Haley earned her PhD and MS in Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington. She then completed her clinical fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School (MGH/HMS), and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Boston University Medical Campus-Massachusetts General Hospital Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program (BUMC-MGH GPCRTP; 5T32MH116140).



  • University of Washington, PhD
  • University of Washington, MS
  • Seattle Pacific Univ, BS


  • Published on 10/29/2022

    Carroll HA, Kvietok A, Pauschardt J, Freier LF, Bird M. Prevalence of common mental health disorders in forcibly displaced populations versus labor migrants by migration phase: A meta-analysis. J Affect Disord. 2023 Jan 15; 321:279-289. PMID: 36367496.

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  • Published on 7/18/2022

    Dorsey S, Akiba CF, Triplett NS, Lucid L, Carroll HA, Benjamin KS, Itemba DK, Wasonga AI, Manongi R, Martin P, Sun Z, Whetten K. Consumer perspectives on acceptability of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy in Tanzania and Kenya: A mixed methods study. Implement Res Pract. 2022; 3:26334895221109963. PMID: 37091080.

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  • Published on 5/28/2021

    Hook K, Carroll HA, Louis EF, Prom MC, Stanton AM, Bogdanov S, Chiliza B, Freier LF, Rukundo GZ, Ghebrehiwet S, Borba CPC, Fricchione GL, Henderson DC. Global mental health: the role of collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2021; 8:e20. PMID: 34192003.

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  • Published on 10/29/2020

    Carroll H, Rondon MB, Sanchez SE, Fricchione GL, Williams MA, Gelaye B. Resilience mediates the relationship between household dysfunction in childhood and postpartum depression in adolescent mothers in Peru. Compr Psychiatry. 2021 Jan; 104:152215. PMID: 33242712.

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  • Published on 6/18/2020

    Carroll HA, Hook K, Perez OFR, Denckla C, Vince CC, Ghebrehiwet S, Ando K, Touma M, Borba CPC, Fricchione GL, Henderson DC. Establishing reliability and validity for mental health screening instruments in resource-constrained settings: Systematic review of the PHQ-9 and key recommendations. Psychiatry Res. 2020 09; 291:113236. PMID: 32593853.

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  • Published on 3/17/2020

    Kaysen D, Stappenbeck CA, Carroll H, Fukunaga R, Robinette K, Dworkin ER, Murray SM, Tol WA, Annan J, Bolton P, Bass J. Impact of setting insecurity on Cognitive Processing Therapy implementation and outcomes in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2020; 11(1):1735162. PMID: 32284822.

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  • Published on 2/5/2020

    Carroll H, Luzes M, Freier LF, Bird MD. The migration journey and mental health: Evidence from Venezuelan forced migration. SSM Popul Health. 2020 Apr; 10:100551. PMID: 32095498.

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  • Published on 7/2/2019

    Carroll HA, Rhew I, Larimer ME. Moderation of relation between psychological risk factors and alcohol use by sex. Women Health. 2020 Mar; 60(3):300-313. PMID: 31264532.

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  • Published on 3/22/2018

    Witkiewitz K, Bowen S, Douglas H, Hsu SH. Corrigendum to "Mindfulness-based relapse prevention for substance craving" [Addictive Behaviors 38 (2013) 1563-1571]. Addict Behav. 2018 Jul; 82:202. PMID: 29573890.

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  • Published on 8/30/2017

    Carroll H, B Lustyk MK. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Substance Use Disorders: Effects on Cardiac Vagal Control and Craving Under Stress. Mindfulness (N Y). 2018 Apr; 9(2):488-499. PMID: 34025815.

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