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Cristina Wilson, Ph.D.

Cristina Wilson, PhD
Cristina Wilson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Director of the Puerto Rican and Latin@ Studies Project. Cristina teaches masters courses in research methods and program evaluation and teaches in the doctoral program (Multivariate Statistics I and II). Cristina is interested in at-risk populations, including minority groups and substance using populations; she is also interested in the factors that promote resilience among these at-risk populations. Cristina’s most recent focus is on strengthening Latino families and creating environments where children and youth can thrive. Cristina is committed to focusing on resiliency for the Latino family by showing the strengths of the family, culture, and parenting practices among Latinos.Cristina is Co-PI on a Federal Grant, from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF). The grant is called “Teen Pregnancy Prevention through Responsible Fathering: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the FatherWorks Program.”

Research Interests

Latino families and parenting in at risk environments
Substance use for Latino youth and adults
Intervention and prevention programs for substance use
Teen pregnancy prevention
Fathers in the Latino community
Family mechanisms and factors that play a role in at risk behaviors
Children, youth, and adults with disabilities

Curriculum Vitae

View Cristina Wilson’s CV


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