Dr. Cristina Mogro-Wilson, Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, has been appointed Research Director at UConn Health, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Dr. Wilson will provide interdisciplinary leadership to the UCEDD, university, state and nation by identifying, developing, and evaluating research initiatives that benefit persons in Connecticut influenced and affected by developmental and other disabilities. She will work on developing, directing and implementing a wide variety of research and evaluation activities under the UCEDD’s five year strategic plan.
Dr. Wilson states about her new role “I am excited to step into this administrative role, where I can convey my passion for working with vulnerable communities and families, and to take on the challenge of providing services that are culturally competent, family centered, and evidence based.” Wilson is a recognized scholar and expert in health disparities with Latino families, her most recent work focuses on engaging Latino fathers.
In this new position, Wilson will be working on providing more training opportunities for Social Work students and practitioners in the community. In addition, this appointment offers interdisciplinary collaboration possibilities in the areas of student training grants and research grants.
The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) engages in innovative disability related research, training, and technical assistance to bring about societal change and improvement in relation to people with disabilities. Currently, there are 67 UCEDDs-at least one in every US state and territory-that are in a unique position to facilitate the flow of disability-related information between community and university. To learn more about the UConn UCEDD.
The UConn School of Social Work is the only university in Connecticut to offer the BSW, MSW, and PhD in social work degrees. Our MSW program is ranked number 1 in CT and among the Top 20% of all schools nationwide. UConn’s MSW program has been educating social workers since 1946. Located in downtown Hartford; now offering fall and spring admission.