Olga Acosta Price


  • Mental health
  • Safety and violence

Olga Acosta Price is director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and is associate professor in the department of prevention and community health. Acosta Price has a strong interest in prevention and early intervention programs that address the mental health needs of vulnerable children and their families, and has developed and evaluated programs promoting mental health and resilience conducted in school and community settings. As founding director of the School Mental Health Program, Acosta Price coordinated, implemented and evaluated comprehensive school-based mental-health programs in more than 30 public schools in Washington, D.C. As director of CHHCS, she helped direct a multiyear, multisite Robert Wood Johnson-funded national program that addressed the emotional and behavioral health needs of immigrant and refugee children and families through school-connected, community-based solutions. Acosta Price received her master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her undergraduate degree from Vassar College.