- PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2004
- MSW, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
About Carrie Rishel
Dr. Rishel has research and teaching interests in child and adolescent mental/behavioral health, prevention-focused social work practice, and integrated models of service delivery. She joined the faculty at the WVU School of Social Work in 2004 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work. Her social work practice experience centered on working with children and families, especially on prevention work with children in schools. She serves as director of the Rural Integrated Behavioral Health Training (RIBHT) Program within the WVU MSW program. This training program, supported by federal grants through the US Department of Health and Human Services, prepares MSW students to apply a prevention-focused integrative approach to address behavioral health needs of underserved populations across the lifespan. Along with her research and teaching activities, she remains actively involved in efforts across the state to improve mental and behavioral health services for children and families. In 2018, Dr. Rishel joined the West Virginia Prevention Research Center to work with research and projects focusing on youth resilience and substance abuse.