Carol Coohey, M.S.W., Ph.D.


Carol Coohey CV

Professor Coohey has over 25 years of experience directing and evaluating community-based programs, validating assessment tools, and researching the relationship between childhood adversity and academic and behavioral health outcomes among children and adults.  Her most recent research has focused on suicide prevention.

Research Interests

Trauma; mental health; field education

Teaching Areas

Trauma theory and practice; thesis writing; field education

Work Experience

Individual, group, and community practice with children and families

Recent Publications

  • Coohey C, Neblett K. Assessing Crisis Chat Visitors' Capacity to Regulate Thoughts Related to Suicide. Crisis. 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000805. Epub ahead of print. Erratum in: Crisis. 2021 Nov 11;: PMID: 34405695.
  • Wojciak AS, Butcher B, Conrad A, Coohey C, Oral R, Peek-Asa C. Trends, Diagnoses, and Hospitalization Costs of Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States of America. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jul 16;18(14):7585. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18147585. PMID: 34300039; PMCID: PMC8305453.
  • Coohey C, Neblett K, Knox S. Validation of the Suicide Counseling Skills Inventory. Crisis. 2021 Apr 23:1-13. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000770. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33890828.
Research areas
  • Child Welfare
  • Family Violence
  • Health, Mental Health, and Disability
Carol Coohey
Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of Chicago, 1993, M.S.W., Social Work, University of Michigan,1985

356 North Hall (NH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States