• Research Professor, College Of Social Work
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Associate Vice President for Integrity & Compliance, Vp For Research

Research Summary

I am the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity & Compliance and a Research Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. Both roles require an understanding of (a) research rigor and methods, (b) how to implement study activities so they follow state, national and agency guidelines, policies, and laws, and (c) how to collaborate with study teams from various disciplines. Communication among team is a key component for any research project in the 21st century.


  • B.A., History, University of Utah
  • M.P.H., Public Health, Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Utah. Project: Women’s Primary Health Care Access Needs: A Model for Rural Health Care Delivery in Morocco


Caren J. Frost, PhD, MPH serves as the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity & Compliance at the University of Utah.  She is a Research Professor at the University of Utah’s College of Social Work.  As a qualitative researcher with expertise in ethnography and phenomenology, Dr. Frost's research allows her to capitalize on mixed method frameworks emphasizing the importance of the qualitative components of a study. She works collaboratively with colleagues and community partners to conduct research that is applied and addresses real world problems for refugee and immigrant groups, as well as for women across the lifespan.