About Ada Wilkinson-Lee
Assistant Professor Ada Wilkinson-Lee completed her postdoctoral work as a WARMER Fellow with the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the University of Arizona. Both her Ph.D. and Master’s degrees are from the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. is in Family Studies and Human Development with a focus on culture, health and families. Her Master’s degree is in Mexican American Studies with an emphasis in Latino Health. Her research interests include Latino health and how cultural processes affect the developmental processes of both individuals and families. Her interest in Latino health has stemmed from growing up in a border community and seeing firsthand the challenges that her family and community have to overcome in order to receive adequate health care. She has published articles that focus on Latino parent-adolescent communication, provider cultural sensitivity, and adolescent emotional distress. She is an evaluator for the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health across the U.S. (REACH U.S.) program which was created to address the health disparity rates of cervical cancer among Latinas and underserved women in the Tucson community.