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Augusta Villanueva, PhD

Augusta Villanueva

Associate Professor
Community Health and Prevention
267.359.6082
av28@drexel.edu
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Degrees

BA, Spanish Literature, University of Maryland at College Park; MA, Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin; PhD, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Bio

BA, Spanish Literature, University of Maryland at College Park; MA, Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin; PhD, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Villanueva serves as an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Department of Community Health & Prevention’s Master of Public Health (MPH) at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.  She earned her doctorate in medical sociology from The University of Texas at Austin, and completed postdoctoral training in health policy studies at the University of California, San Francisco.  Her areas of interest include the health status of vulnerable populations; the role of race, ethnicity, culture, and disparities on health; and the use of qualitative methodologies in community-based research.  She teaches courses on multicultural competence in community health & prevention, public health practice in and with Latino communities, intersectional perspectives, as well as in community-based participatory research.

Research Interests

  • Poverty
  • Health care for the underserved
  • Health Disparities
  • High risk youth
  • Urban health issues
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Behavioral health
  • Community health
  • Immigrant communities
  • LGBT issues
  • Public health infrastructure
  • Qualitative research

Publications

Villanueva AM, Hovinga ME and Cass JL (2011). Master of Public Health community-based practicum: Students' and preceptors' experiences. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 17, 337-343.

Villanueva AM (2011). Community services supporting health. Encyclopedia of Family Health, 1, 217-223.

Villanueva AM (2011). Poverty, children in, and health care. Encyclopedia of Family Health, 2, 835-838.

Villanueva AM (2011). Welfare benefits and family. Encyclopedia of Family Health, 2, 1024-1027.

Potter MA, Burdine J, Goldman L, Olson D, Silver GB, Smith LU, Villanueva AM, and Wright K (2009). Demonstrating excellence in the scholarship of practice-based service for public health. Public Health Reports, 124, 1-15.