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Erum Agha received her Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Erum’s research and service interests are focused on social justice and interventions for resettled refugees and migrants, particularly women and children who may be living with undiagnosed and untreated trauma. Her research agenda includes examining cultural expressions of distress and developing culturally relevant interventions that address the unique behavioral health needs of refugee populations, specifically for women which when left unaddressed have serious implications on family functioning and impact outcomes for children.

To complement her program of research, Erum’s clinical work incorporates evidence-based mind-body approaches to managing behavioral health conditions. Erum has extensive practice experience with refugees, immigrants and rural and urban populations in community-based and clinical settings. Erum is committed to developing and implementing innovative solutions through organized multidisciplinary efforts to address the health and mental health needs for refugee and migrant populations which are now intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Erum’s Publications:

Erum Agha, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW