Liliane Windsor, MD

Liliane Cambraia Windsor, Ph.D., MSW is Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Social Work at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Grounded in community based participatory research (CBPR) principles and following the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST), Dr. Windsor develops behavioral interventions designed to promote health equity through group dialogue and community organizing. Her research focuses on reducing substance misuse, HIV infection, and incarceration in marginalized communities. Dr. Windsor utilizes a variety of scientific methodologies including ethnography, randomized controlled trials, measurement development, meta-analysis, and online surveys. Dr. Windsor is the founder and chair of the Newark Community Collaborative Board (NCCB), a group of researchers, service providers, and consumers who developed Community Wise, a multilevel intervention designed to reduce substance use frequency, criminal offending, and health risk behaviors among formerly incarcerated people. Dr. Windsor has overseen numerous research studies in the United States and in Brazil. She is a 2019-2020 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow with a placement in Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)’s office.  Her teaching interests include research methods, social justice, pedagogy, and drug policy in the United States. 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.