Liliane Windsor

Educational Background

Liliane Cambraia Windsor, Ph.D.,MSW is an Associate Professor at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Social Work. Her research focuses on the application of critical consciousness theory to the development of multi-level interventions designed to reduce health inequalities related to substance use disorders, HIV prevention, and criminal justice in marginalized communities. Dr. Windsor follows community based participatory research (CBPR) principles and utilizes a variety of scientific methodologies including ethnography, randomized experimental controlled trials, measurement development, meta-analysis, and online survey. Dr. Windsor is the founder and chair of the Newark Community Collaborative Board, a group of researchers, service providers, and consumers developed Community Wise, a multilevel intervention designed to reduce substance use frequency, criminal offending, and health risk behaviors. Dr. Windsor has overseen numerous research studies in the United States and in Brazil. She is affiliated with the Special Populations Office at the National Development & Research Institute (NDRI) and the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Her teaching interests include research methods, social justice, and substance use disorders. Born and raised in Brazil, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from FCH-FUMEC, Brazil in 1998. She moved to Texas in 2000 to pursue her Master of Science and doctoral degrees in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin.

Research and Practice Interests

Her research focuses on health disparities, substance use disorders, HIV prevention, and criminal justice with special emphasis on distressed communities using mixed methods and community based participatory research (CBPR).  Dr. Windsor has overseen numerous externally and internally funded research studies in the United States and Brazil. She is affiliated with the Special Populations Office at the National Development & Research Institute (NDRI) and the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She is an elected member of the College of Problems on Drug Dependence and the National Hispanic Science on Drug Abuse. Her teaching interests include research methods, social justice, and substance use disorders.

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