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Chandra Carey is a professor in the Department of Counseling and Behavioral Health. Her current research interests focus on multicultural responsiveness training in rehabilitation counselor education and practice; health-seeking behaviors of individuals with mental health diagnoses; post-secondary education outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities; and integrated care and behavioral health disparities for minoritized communities. She has served as an editorial board member for the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development and is the former president for the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. Carey was co-principal investigator on three U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants, and a co-principal investigator for a U.S. Department of Education, four-year, inclusive post-secondary education program, UNT ELEVAR (University of North Texas Empower, Learn, Excel, enVision, Advance, Rise).

In 2020, Carey co-founded the University of North Texas Center for Racial Ethnic Equity in Health and Society (CREEHS) which formerly focused broadly on health equity research through interdisciplinary scholarship to address social determinants that impact health and quality of life outcomes. She’s received over $8 million in grants focused on health equity and culturally responsive counseling professional development in medically underserved areas. Carey's most recent research projects include developing interprofessional training focused on bilingual, trauma-informed integrated care for transition age adolescents and young adults; utilizing electronic health records to investigate disparities in health insurance coverage for individuals at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; and examining the impact of medical mistrust on vaccine uptake in marginalized communities.


Department of Counseling and Behavioral Health


Clinical Mental Health Counseling