Lacey Tucker, MSW, MPH, CPH
Lacey Tucker, MSW, MPH, CPH - will begin the Behavioral and Community Sciences Ph.D. program at the University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences in fall, 2019. Lacey earned her concurrent Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health degree from USF in spring, 2019, and is a former Institute Scholar (Cohort 5). Lacey holds a national certification in public health and has over 10 years of experience working in the field of behavioral health as a clinical provider. Lacey’s research efforts have been primarily focused on program evaluation, child/ adolescent behavioral health, underserved minority groups, and rural translational research. Lacey serves as a Consultant for the Evolution Institute on the East Pasco Academy project, is an Events Coordinator of the Behavioral Health Student Organization at USF, a reviewer for the Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, and is a Mentor for Cohort 6 Institute Scholars. In the future, Lacey plans to continue her work in implementation science and hopes to influence policy and translate evidence based behavioral health practices to rural communities.