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Tracey E. Wilson, PhD


Department of Community Health Sciences

Tel: (718) 270-2105 • Fax: (718) 270-7285


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Academic Qualifications:
  • PhD: State University of New York at Albany
Background and Expertise:

Tracey E. Wilson, PhD, is Professor of the Department of Community Health Sciences. She is a behavioral scientist with expertise in the study of attitude formation and change in general, and behavioral issues as they relate to sexual and reproductive health more specifically. Dr. Wilson's primary research interests are in the social and psychological aspects of HIV/STI prevention and treatment, and the design and evaluation of behavioral interventions promoting sexual and reproductive health of women and men. She currently serves as a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on several federally funded research projects addressing these issues, and has been an author on over 90 peer-reviewed articles on these topics.

Area of Study:

Despite prevention efforts, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) continue to exert a toll on the physical, emotional, and social well-being of diverse groups and individuals and to have a significant economic burden on our society. Racial and ethnic disparities in HIV/STI morbidity and mortality demonstrate that minority and underserved populations incur a disproportionate burden of these infections. The primary aims of my program of research are to increase our understanding of the social, structural, cultural, and psychological causes of sexual and reproductive health disparities, and to contribute to the development, testing, and dissemination of interventions that reduce these outcomes in diverse populations and improve health outcomes and quality of life among men and women.  A related focus is on identifying facilitators and barriers to screening and treatment across a diverse array of health outcomes, and using these findings to help improve timely detection and treatment.

Courses Taught:
  • CHSC 5200: Health Behavior and Risk Reduction
  • CHSC 5303: Issues in HIV Prevention
  • CHSC 5312: Reading Seminar on the Social Determinants of Health
  • CHSC 7303: Survey Methodology in Public Health
  • CHSC 7202: Methods of Community Intervention and Research