Cary Carr, M.P.H., a doctoral student in public health, social and behavioral sciences concentration, at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, has received the 2023 Lockett Award scholarship from Sisters in Public Health.
Carr’s research seeks to understand and improve violence prevention and response efforts for sex workers in the United States. She has also contributed to research projects on resilience building in U.S. correction facilities, sexual violence training among military members and gender stereotypes and norms in social media. She aims to incorporate feminist methodologies within her research and is passionate about the role of academia in advocating for social justice. She hopes that her research can amplify the voices of those who have been stigmatized and lead to improvements in culturally competent violence response.
Carr holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Temple University and an M.P.H. from UF PHHP. She worked for more than five years in the nonprofit industry and has provided crisis counseling and advocacy for victims of sexual violence, domestic violence and child abuse. She has also delivered numerous violence prevention programs to military members, college students and law enforcement.