Dr. Carolyn Dewa
Dr. Carolyn Dewa is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in UC Davis's Faculty of Medicine in Sacramento, California. She is also the director of the university's Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Evaluation and Outcomes Core.
Prior to UC Davis, Dewa headed the Work and Well-being Research and Evaluation Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where she was a senior scientist in the Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit in the Social and Epidemiological Research Department. She also held a Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Public Health Agency of Canada Applied Public Health Chair to develop effective interventions for mental illness and mental health in the working population.
Dewa's research focuses on services and systems for people experiencing mental health problems, from a public health perspective. Her research seeks to understand how to create more effective systems and structures that can provide a sturdy framework for all players involved in the system.