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Colleen McCarty

Research Coordinator

MPH, 2015, Georgia State University
B.S., 2012, Georgia State University


Colleen McCarty is a Research Coordinator in the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC), which is housed in the Center for Healthy Development in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, where she works to coordinate a comparative effectiveness trial to reduce child maltreatment, improve client outcomes and examine client burden.

Prior to joining the staff at GSU, Colleen served as graduate research assistant at NSTRC, where she recruited and conducted assessments with families participating in a pilot study examining the effects of an evidence-based parenting program (SafeCare) on physiological stress among parents at risk for perpetration of child abuse and neglect.

Her thesis examined the factors that increase and decrease therapist use of an evidence-based practice with youth victims of commercial sex trafficking.