SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
School of Public Health
Tracey E. Wilson, PhD
Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences
Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research
Tel: (718) 270-2105 • Fax: (718) 270-7285
- PhD: State University of New York at Albany
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, is an actively funded research investigator, and has been an author on over 100 peer-reviewed articles.
Area of Study:
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.
By focusing both on reducing risk factors and supporting social and psychological strengths and resources such as resilience 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.
- CHSC 5200: Health Behavior and Risk Reduction
- CHSC 5303: Issues in HIV Prevention
- CHSC 5312: Reading Seminar on the Social Determinants of Health
- CHSC 5313: Public Health and Well-Being
- CHSC 7202: Methods of Community Intervention and Research
- CHSC 7301: Psychosocial and Behavioral Epidemiology
- CHSC 7303: Survey Methodology in Public Health