Carol Pavlish


Associate Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Fellow in American Academy of Nursing

Home Department: Community Health Services

Areas of Interest

Gender-based violence in post-conflict settings; refugee and immigrant women’s health; risk of HIV infection in post-conflict settings; transcultural nursing care; social justice and social advocacy; health and human rights; narrative and community-based collaborative action research. Additional areas of research include ethics conflict prevention, palliative care, and end-of-life care. Clinical: Community health nursing and acute oncology nursing care.




Selected Research

1. Pavlish, C., Noor, S., & Brandt, J. (2010). “Somali women and the American health care system: Discordant beliefs, divergent expectations, and silent worries”. Social Science & Medicine.   

2. Pavlish, C., & Ho, A. (2009). Human rights barriers for displaced persons in Southern Sudan. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41, 284-292.

3. Ho, A., & Pavlish, C. (2010). “Indivisibility of accountability and empowerment in tackling gender-based violence: Lessons from a refugee camp in Rwanda.” Journal of Refugee Studies.