Associate Editor

Caren J. Frost, PhD, MPH

Research Professor, Director, Global Social Work
Vice-Chair, Institutional Review Board
Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Womens Health
Chair, MSW Global & Health Concentrations
College of Social Work
395 S 1500 E, room 266
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA


Dr. Frost is a Research Professor with expertise in qualitative methods at the University of Utahs College of Social Work. She obtained a PhD in Medical, Cultural, and Applied Anthropology, and has an MPH in International Population and Family Health. For the College of Social Work, Dr. Frost chairs the Global and Health Concentrations for the Masters of Social Work Program. She teaches courses on evidence-based research, national and global issues in womens health, and human rights and gender issues in the Middle East & North Africa. She has developed learning abroad courses with partners in Mongolia and Ghana, and is working on an international study program to augment with social work interventionsin Morocco. Dr. Frost works with refugee womens groups along Utahs Wasatch Front and chairs the Refugee Reproductive Health Committee composed of committee partners and university faculty and students.Her research interests on refugee womens health, cancer development in youth populations, program evaluation, and needs assessments for non-profit organizations.

Research Interest

Her research interests include: Supportive Care, Qualitative Methods (social sciences), Maternal Mortality, Breast Cancer.

Scientific Activities


• College of Social Work, University of Utah, Mary Shields McPhee Memorial Award for Faculty Excellence in Research, (2010-2011)
• College of Social Work, University of Utah, Mary Shields McPhee Memorial Award for Faculty Excellence in Community Service, (2008-2009)
• University of Utah, Honors Professorship Recipient, Honors College, (2008-2009)
• University of Utah, Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award Recipient, (2009)
• University of Utah, Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant Award Recipient, (2006-2007)
• Faculty Fellow for Research Ethics Seminars at University of Utah, (2004-2006)
• Member of Fulbright-funded Faculty Exchange with University of Botswana & University of Utah, College of Social Work, March (2004)
• Society for Applied Anthropology Fellow, (2002-present)



• Chair, Academic Appeals Committee, (2013-present)
• Chair, Career-line Faculty Committee (reviews promotion & retention for auxiliary faculty), (2009-present)
• Chair, Travel Committee (reviews travel requests from faculty), (2011-present)
• Chair, MSW Global & Health Concentrations, (2013-present)
• Chair, MSW Health Domain, (2008-2013)
• Global Social Work Committee, University of Utah, (2005-present)
• College Development Committee, (2009-present)


• Academic Senate, (2014-present)
• Academic Senate Faculty Review Standards Committee, (2014-present)
• Asian Center Faculty Advisory Board, (2013-present)
• Center of Excellence for Womens Health, (2007-present)
• Classrooms of the Future, (2014-present)
• Consolidated Hearing Committee (addressing with faculty issues), (2009-present)
• International Exchange Commission, (2006-present)
• Learning Enhancement and Outcomes Assessment Ad hoc Committee, (2014-present)
• Vice-Chair, Institutional Review Board, 2002-2009; (2011-present)
• Middle East Faculty Advisory Board, (2012)
• Middle East Center Director Search Committee, (2008)
• Middle East Center Graduate Admissions Committee, (2008-2011)
• Study Abroad Committee, (2006-present)
• Technology Enhanced Curriculum Committee, (2009-2012)
• University-wide Senate Ad Hoc Committee for Outcomes Assessment, (2014-present)


• Salt Lake City Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Board Development Committee, (2007-2008)
• Salt Lake City Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Grants Chair, (2003-2007)
• Utah Department of Healths State Agency Partnerships for Promoting Child & Adolescent Mental Health, (2007-2010)
• Utah Department of Human Services, Human Subjects Protections Committee, (1999-2001)
• Utah Womens Health Coalition Chair, (2007-2010)


• Federal Region VIII Utah Womens Health Coalition, (2007-2010)
• U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, North Africa, (1983-1985)


• Ethics Consultant, Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, (2009-present)
• International Advisory Board, CASS Journal of Art and Humanities published by the College of Art and Social Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, (2008-2012)


• American Anthropological Association, (1991-present)
• American Public Health Association, (2005-present)
• European Social Work Research Association, (2014-present)
• Society for Applied Anthropology, (1993-present)
• Society for Anthropology, (1991-present)
• Utah Public Health Association, (2002-present)



1. Frost CJ. Womens Health Care. Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press. 2013. Available at
2. Frost CJ. Divorce in Morocco, In Cultural Sociology of Divorce. Emery R. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. 2013.
3. Frost CJ, Goodrich C. Divorce in Mongolia, In Cultural Sociology of Divorce. Emery R. Thousand Oaks. California: Sage Publications. 2013.
4. Wilby F, Frost CJ, Sorensen S, et al. Japanese elders perceptions of access, quality, and affordability of community-based long-term care supports: A qualitative study. Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies. 2013; 13(2). Available at
5. Bettmann JE, Jacques G, Frost CJ. International Social Work Practice: Case Studies from a Global Context. United Kingdom: Routledge. 2012.
6. Kharindakar S, Frost CJ. Exploring Patriarchy in Sex Workers Intimate Relationships: A Case Study from Mumbai, India. Indian Journal of Social Work. 2012; 73(4): 441-462.
7. Frost CJ. Maternal Mortality in Africa. Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Ramsamy E. Thousand Oaks, California. Sage Publications. 2012; 2: 321-323.
8. Merrill M, Frost CJ. Internationalizing Social Work Education: Models and Methods. Frontiers. The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, Fall. 2011; 189-210. Available at
9. Frost CJ. Prostitution in Morocco: Implications for Research Directions, in The Prostitution of Women, Men, and Children: A Global Perspective. Dalla RL, Baker LM, DeFrain J, Williamson C. Lanham: Lexington Books. 2011; 245-253.
10. Panos P, Panos A, Gerritsen-McKane R, Frost CJ, Cox SE. HIV/AIDS in Sub-Sahara Africa: A Discussion Regarding the Unique Capabilities of International Social Work Researchers, Educators, and Treatment Providers. Journal of Global Social Work Practice. 2009; 2(2).
11. Hayashi R, Frost CJ, Yamashita E, Khuajin U, Nyamsuren B. Child Welfare Needs in Mongolia: A Collaborative Exploration among Three Universities. International Social Work. 2009; 52(1): 84-95.
12. Frost CJ. Achieving Maternal Health: Examining Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Context. Encyclopedia of World Poverty. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. 2006; 2: 687-690.
13. Frost CJ. Modern Public Welfare. Encyclopedia of World Poverty. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. 2006; 2: 885-888.
14. Frost CJ. Head of Household: Defining It and Its Impact on Families. Encyclopedia of World Poverty. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. 2006; 2: 465-468.
15. Smith R, Frost CJ. Gender Division of Labor. Encyclopedia of World Poverty. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. 2006; 1: 419-422.
16. Frost CJ. The Welfare of Morocco. The World and Its Peoples Encyclopedia. London: The Brown Reference Group, Inc. 2005; 9.
17. Frost CJ. Strategies for Increasing Access to Health Care among Rural Moroccan Women. Eccles Biennial Policy Yearbook, February. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. 1998; 67-103.

Publications On Cancer & Health Issues

18. John EM, Terry MB, Keegan THM, et al. Reframing the View of Womens Health in the United States: Ideas from a Multidisciplinary National Center of Excellence in Womens Health Demonstration Project. Clinics Mother Child Health. 2013; 11(1): 1-3.
19. Frost CJ, Wright RL. IUDs. The Social History of the American Family. L. Ganong M Coleman, Golson JG. California: Sage Publications. 2014.
20. Wright RL, Frost CJ. Emergency Contraception. The Social History of the American Family. Ganong L, Coleman M, Golson JG. California: Sage Publications. 2014.
21. Mathiesen A, Feldkamp M, Dent K, Frost CJ. Parental Needs among Children with Birth Defects: Defining a Parent-to-Parent Support Network. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 2012; 21(6): 862-872.
22. Wright R, Frost CJ, Turok DK. A Qualitative Exploration of Emergency Contraception Users Willingness to Select the Copper IUD. Contraception. 2012; 85(1): 32-35.
23. Patrick SM, Hamada S, Frost CJ. Public Libraries in Utah: Becoming Part of the Health Care Team. Medical Libraries Association Forum. 2011.
24. Turok DK, Gurtcheff SE, Handley E, et al. A survey of women obtaining emergency contraception: Are they interested in using the copper IUD?. Contraception. 2011; 83(5): 441-446.
25. Glendon G, Frost CJ, Venne VL, et al. Qualitative Pilot Analysis to Gauge Parental Interests and Attitudes Towards the Creation of a Female Youth Cohort (LEGACY) in the Breast Cancer Family Registry. Journal of Psycho-Oncology. 2010; 19(1): 93-101.
26. Lewis Z, Frost CJ, Venne VL. Pancreatic Cancer Surveillance Among High-Risk Populations: Knowledge and Intent. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 2009; 18(3): 229-238. Available at
27. Hayashi R, Frost CJ. Exploring Trends: Tracking Evaluation Data over Several Months by Therapists and Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation. 2007; 6(4): 1-14.
28. Shun SC, Beck SL, Frost CJ, Berry PH. Assessing Cultural Appropriateness of Three Translated Cancer-related Fatigue Instruments. Cancer Nursing. 2007; 30(3): E1-E9.
29. Frost CJ, Phillips ME, Tollefson DR, Werstak JC. What We Know About Offenders Who Drive Under the Influence: The Impact of Missing Data. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2006; 38: 84-91.
30. Hayashi R, Frost CJ. Being, Belonging, and Becoming: Delivering Rehabilitation Services to Address the Needs of Children with Disabilities. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation. 2005; 4(4): 39-56.
31. Frost CJ, Venne V, Cunningham D, Gerritsen-McKane R. Decision-Making with Uncertain Information: Learning from Women in a High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 2004; 13(3): 221-236.
32. Pasquariella S, Wray J, Frost CJ. Free and Low-Cost Journals of Interest to International Health Personnel. Columbia University, Center for Population and Family Health, Working. 1987; 30.
33. Benson LS, Frost CJ, Gren LH, Jaggi R. Assessing geospatial barriers in refugee resettlement communities: a descriptive exploration about how to identify the health and other resource needs of recently resettled refugee women. Women Health Open J. 2014; 1(1): 1-7. 10.17140/WHOJ-1-101

Publications On Teaching

34. Anderson W, Hayashi R, Frost CJ. Measuring the Diversity Awareness of Social Work Students: The Dual Perspective Inventory. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 2009; 29(3): 258-270.
35. Popa A, Frost CJ. Pedagogy at a Distance: Investigating a Paradigm Shift Driven by Technology. Perspectives in Higher Education Reform. 2006; (13/14): 159-164.
36. Frost CJ, Popa A. Comparative Course Results Within a Technological Exchange. Asian Journal of Distance Education. 2004; 2: 3. Available at

Publications On Child Welfare

37. Harris N, Frost CJ. Legal Avenues for Child Advocacy: The Consequences of Settlement Agreements on Public Child Welfare Systems and University Partnerships in the U.S. Perspectives in Higher Education Reform. 2003; (12): 22-26.
38. Frost CJ. Foster Care Children Birth to Age Three Years: Some Innovations in Utah. American Humane Association Protecting Children. 2000; 16(1): 50-51.
38. Frost CJ. Foster Care Children Birth to Age Three Years: Some Innovations in Utah. American Humane Association Protecting Children. 2000; 16(1): 50-51.
39.Wright R, Quintana N, Hardin H, Frost CJ. University men’s perceptions of emergency contraception. Women Health Open J. 2015; 1(2): 40-44.doi: 10.17140/WHOJ-1-106