Cristina Mogro-Wilson, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Dr. Mogro-Wilson’s research interests are at risk populations that include individuals at risk or with disabilities, minority groups and substance using populations. Dr. Mogro-Wilson is interested in health behavior change and prevention of alcohol and drug use for Latino adolescents. She is interested in the epidemiology of Latino adolescent alcohol and drug use in the context of the family including prevention and intervention techniques. Dr. Mogro-Wilson is a first generation bilingual Latina.

For the past decade, Dr. Mogro-Wilson has worked on a variety of research projects including the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Child Development Supplement at the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan focusing on children and caregiver’s education, health, and cognitive and behavioral development. At the University at Albany SUNY, she worked for the Child Welfare, Drug Abuse and Intergenerational Risk Research Center where she was involved in projects including: agency collaboration in substance use and child welfare agencies, and substance use intervention research with Latino adults.

Dr. Mogro-Wilson served as the Research Director (2006-2010) of the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the UConn Health Center, she has served as the Project Coordinator for a variety of research projects at the center including: The Center to Inform Personnel Preparation Policy and Practice in Early Intervention and Preschool Education; The role of the parent-youth relationship in adopted children with special health care needs; Primary care physicians and their role with adults with autism spectrum disorders; Needs for caregivers of adults with Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s; and Service Provision for Internationally Adopted Children.


May 2007, Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.), University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, Albany, New York

April 2003, Masters in Social Work (M.S.W.) , University of Michigan, School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, Michigan

May 2001, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Major: Psychology

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressSchool of Social Work
1798 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-2698