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Tracey E. Wilson, PhD

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research, Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences

Background and Expertise:

Tracey E. Wilson, PhD, is Distinguished Service Professor of the Department of Community Health Sciences and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research. She holds a doctoral degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She has extensive experience in the design, management, and evaluation of applied interventions to promote public health and reduce health disparities. The primary aims of Dr. Wilson’s research are to increase our understanding of the social, structural, and psychological causes of racial/ethnic and gender-based health disparities, and to contribute to the development, testing, and dissemination of interventions that improve health outcomes and quality of life among men and women. Through community engagement and by focusing both on reducing risk factors and supporting social and psychological strengths and resources such as resilience, social connection, and positive affect, she hopes to help support communities in achieving greater health, particularly as it relates to reducing risks for infectious diseases, promoting timely detection and treatment for disease, and staying actively engaged in care and adherent to medication regimens.

Courses Taught:

  • CHSC 7303: Survey Methodology in Public Health