Kelli Canada, Ph.D. LCSW
Faculty Affiliate

Home Miz­zou School: School of Social Work


Phone: 573–882-3765

706 Clark Hall, Colum­bia MO

Kel­li E. Cana­da, PhD, LCSW, is an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Missouri—Columbia, School of Social Work. She received her Ph.D. from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go. Dr. Canada’s research focus­es on inter­ven­tions for peo­ple with men­tal ill­ness­es in the crim­i­nal-legal sys­tem includ­ing the poli­cies and prac­tices impact­ing recidi­vism, qual­i­ty of life, and ser­vice uti­liza­tion. She is the prin­ci­ple inves­ti­ga­tor of a Robert Wood John­son fund­ed project study­ing youth vio­lence pre­ven­tion and an Urban Insti­tute-fund­ed project exam­in­ing prison cli­mate and culture


  • Crim­i­nal-Legal and Behav­ioral Health Inter­ven­tion, Imple­men­ta­tion, and Eval­u­a­tion for Adults and Vul­ner­a­ble Populations.

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