Liliane Cambraia Windsor, PhD, MSW


Ellen Benoit, PhD, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.

HISTP Mentor

Rogério Pinto, PhD

Dr. Windsor is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey, School of Social Work. Dr. Windsor is affiliated with the Rutgers Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, and the Special Populations Office at the National Development and Research Institute. 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. Dr. Windsor’s research focuses on substance use, criminal justice, HIV prevention, and social justice with special emphasis on low income Latinos and Blacks using community based participatory research (CBPR). Combining critical consciousness theory with social and behavioral sciences literature, Dr. Windsor conducts CBPR to study the mechanisms of oppression in the development of knowledge and its implications in the design and implementation of culturally tailored health interventions among individuals with a history of incarceration and substance abuse. Her research interests are aligned with a call for the use of CBPR as a paradigm to optimize implementation of tested interventions. Dr. Windsor has expertise in measurement development, meta-analysis, ethnography, and treatment development and evaluation.

HISTP Pilot Study

Community Wise: Understanding the Process of Critical Consciousness Development