Casey Walsh, a doctoral fellow at the Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, is committed to enhancing peer support programming for adolescents and young adults with cancer. Casey completed her MSW training at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Following her graduate studies, Casey practiced clinical social work at Boston Children’s Hospital, providing crisis intervention and school advocacy for youth with behavioral and developmental disabilities.
Casey’s research experiences include secondary data analysis of survey data from the LIVESTRONG Foundation to explore factors associated with self-efficacy among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and secondary data analysis of the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs to examine health care transition planning for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Casey has a passion for teaching and mentoring, and is currently teaching the undergraduate social work course, “Social Work with Individuals and Families”.
Casey works part-time as a social worker in the emergency department at Dell Children’s Medical Center, where she provides crisis intervention services to youth and families and assists with quality improvement research initiatives. Casey also enjoys running, and has participated in the Boston and Chicago marathons. She is looking forward to continued growth and scholarship as a researcher in the field of adolescent and young adult psychosocial oncology.
Pediatric behavioral health concerns and school functioning; impact of trauma and poverty on health and mental health; evidence-based interventions.
- MSW, University of Michigan
- B.A., Psychology, Ithaca College
Mailing AddressThe University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78712-0358