Elisa V Borah
Elisa Vinson Borah, PhD, is a research associate professor in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
Borah's research focuses on the development, testing and effective implementation of mental health treatments and social supports for adults and children. Her current projects aim at improving mental health treatment access for transition-age youth through better client engagement, and implementing a state program to provide community-based health supports for adults with serious mental illness.
Borah's research also seeks to identify effective programming and supports for military members and veterans, as well as their spouses and families. She leads the Institute for Military and Family Wellness, a joint initiative with the Dell Medical School's Department of Psychiatry. She is also leads the Veteran Spouse Network, which engages spouses of veterans in defining programmatic needs to better support veteran families in Texas.