Caroline Boxmeyer, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and assistant dean for academic affairs for the College.
She provides behavioral health training to family medicine residents, medical students, rural medical scholars and psychology graduate students, and direct psychological services to adults, children and families at University Medical Center, which the College operates. In addition, she is a research scientist at The University of Alabama’s Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems.
Boxmeyer received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Princeton University, magna cum laude, and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She won a national training award and completed a two-year pre-doctoral internship at the National Institute of Mental Health. She also completed a clinical psychology internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Boxmeyer’s federally-funded program of research focuses on developing, testing and disseminating preventive interventions that support children’s social and emotional development and family well-being. She is a master trainer in the Coping Power program for at-risk youth. She co-developed the Power PATH program for parents of preschoolers, as well as the Mindful Coping Power program, which integrates mindfulness and cognitive behavioral treatment approaches. Boxmeyer has completed specialty training in children’s nature-based learning and examines the benefits of nature exposure on children and families.