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Center of Excellence Personnel

 Cara M. Stokes, Ph.D., MPH

VA Appointment: Researcher
Academic Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, West Virginia University

Cara Stokes, Ph.D., MPH

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Research Interests

Dr. Stokes is an epidemiologist with an emphasis on applying advances analytic methods to population-based datasets. Her research interests and experience have largely focused on mental health. She has prepared and analyzed large, complex datasets to examine risk factors associated with suicide from longitudinal cohort studies as well as cross-national general population epidemiologic surveys of mental, substance use, and behavioral disorders.


Current Funding

01/21-12/24 Department of Veterans Affairs,
Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D)
Public messaging to increase treatment seeking among Veterans at risk for suicide during transition from military service Co-I
10/20-04/22 Department of Veterans Affairs,
Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D)
The use of VA public messaging to minimize risk for suicide among recently transitioned veterans not using VHA care Co-I

Past Funding

08/17-07/19  Center for Disease Control Injury Control Research Center Co-I