Assistant Professor of Social Work
Areas of Expertise: Pediatric suicidal and self-harming behaviors, global mental health, adolescent mental health, women's mental health, Latinos, Latin America.
- Global Mental Health at Bryn Mawr College: How our research is impacting lives across the Americas and empowering students to be global citizens.
About Carolina Hausmann-Stabile
Professor Hausmann-Stabile has more than a decade of experience working to improve Latinos health and mental health across the U.S. and Latin America, with a focus on reducing suicidal behaviors among adolescent girls. Hausmann-Stabile is an expert in qualitative research methods applied to studying suicidal girls receiving services in health and mental health settings in the U.S. In the U.S., Latina adolescents present high rates of suicidal behaviors. The rates of suicide attempts among adolescents across many Latin American countries are also elevated. Her work has contributed research and conceptual developments to the study of Latina girls who attempt suicide, including identifying universal and group-specific issues that explain the suicidal behaviors of Latina teens; understanding the family dynamics relevant to suicidal behaviors among adolescents; explaining the role of acculturation and developmental issues in pediatric suicidal behaviors; and developing culturally competent services for Latina teens.