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Cara Calloway Young, PhD, RN, FNP-C | Assistant Professor

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Phone: 512 471-7952

Office: NUR 4.131
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

Dr. Young received her BA from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. She completed the MS in Nursing at Vanderbilt University in 2006 and began working as a Family Nurse Practitioner. At the same time she continued her graduate education, completing both a PhD in Nursing and a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Her research interests focus on adolescent mental health with an emphasis on mental health promotion and prevention. Research projects thus far have included cross-sectional and longitudinal examinations of factors associated with development of depressive and anxiety symptoms in adolescents.

  • Young, C. C., Dietrich, M. S., & Lutenbacher, M. (under review). Brooding and Reflection as Explanatory of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents Experiencing Stressful Life Events. Journal of Mental Health.
  • Young, C. C. (2012). Rural adolescent stressors and depressive symptoms. Journal of Rural Community Psychology, E15(1).
  • Young, C. C., LaMontagne, L., Dietrich, M. S., & Wells, N. (2012). Cognitive vulnerability, negative life events, and depressive symptoms in young adolescents. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 26, 9-20.
  • Young, C. C. (2012). Screening for Depression in Adolescents. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8, 73-74.