Cristina Wilson, PhD

Associate Professor

Cristina Wilson, Ph.D., (publishes as Mogro-Wilson) is an Associate Professor and a faculty member in the Puerto Rican and Latin@ Studies Project.

Cristina is a recognized scholar and expert in health disparities with Latino families. Her research has made substantial contributions to improving Latino families by identifying modifiable factors associated with substance use and parenting in Latino populations. Cristina has added to the knowledge on what makes individuals and family units more effective at prevention of substance use, and what protects individuals and families that are in at-risk situations. Her work informs culturally responsive practice and education regarding under-studied ethnic and racial minority populations. Her most recent work focuses on engaging Latino fathers.

Cristina teaches masters level courses in research methods and program evaluation and teaches in the doctoral program (Multivariate Statistics I and II).

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

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Cristina Wilson
Contact Information
Phone(959) 200-3674
Office LocationRoom 320 HSSW