Josie Caves, BSN, MSPH

Ms. Caves is a doctoral student in the UNC Department of Epidemiology. Prior to her doctoral work, she received her nursing degree from UNC and worked both as a bedside nurse at Rex Hospital and as a research coordinator at Duke and UNC hospitals. She received her MSPH in Injury Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research interests include intimate partner violence, police violence, firearm violence and the opioid epidemic, and her dissertation work will evaluate the association between mental health and substance use disorders and the outcome of suicide among Medicaid enrollees.