Cara Calloway Young

Cara Young
PhD, RN, FNP-C, FAANP Assistant Professor

NUR 4.131

Area:
Advanced Practice Mental Health Nursing Research Tenured/Tenure Track
Expertise:
Family Nursing Practitioner Prevention/Wellness Resilience/Mindfulness

Biography

Dr. Cara Young is a family nurse practitioner, nurse researcher, and assistant professor. Dr. Young's diverse program of research examines, and seeks to improve, behavioral and psychosocial transitions for vulnerable populations in the first half of the life course. Her  primary line of research has focused on improving the mental health of children, adolescents, and young adults through mindfulness-based interventions. Additional current projects include a NIDA-funded study (1R21DA049539 - 01) testing the augmentive effects of isradipine with virtual reality cue exposure on cigarette craving, a NINR-funded pilot study  (P30NR015335-01) testing the effects of a mindfulness-based healthy lifestyle program with young women with PCOS, and a study funded by the Center for Youth Mental Health at Dell Medical School using an innovative mobile-sensing platform to detect and treat depression in vulnerable transition-age youth.