About Ada Wilkinson-Lee
Ada Wilkinson-Lee, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. She is currently Acting Department Head for the 2020-2021 school year. She 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, teaching and service are centered on addressing Latino health from a community-based participatory action (CBPA) research perspective. Current and future research endeavors consist of a continuation of addressing Latino health disparities from a social psychological perspective utilizing mixed methods and innovative methodology including digital story analysis. 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, adolescent emotional distress, provider cultural sensitivity, and how to conduct translational studies to improve access to health care services among underserved reproductive aged women through the dissemination of health information and resources via promotoras (lay health worker).