Dr. Tracey Wilson was honored at the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health’s annual Sportsball Gala on October 11, for her contributions to health equity and community wellness. Dr. Wilson is a Distinguished Service Professor in the department of community health sciences at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health. Her engaging approach to improving public health in Brooklyn is seen in her work with the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center and her longstanding partnership with the Arthur Ashe Institute. She has directed many large-scale behavioral studies designed to improve engagement in care for those living with, and/or at risk for HIV, including the recently completed Barbershop Talk with Brothers. This project, with shared leadership by the Institute, involved partnerships with barbershops throughout Central Brooklyn to reach men at high risk for HIV and other health issues and to provide education and skills through a strengths-based focus. She is a passionate advocate for students, staff, community, and the field of public health. Recognized nationally and internationally for her work, Dr. Wilson is an accomplished researcher who gives significant time to community engagement and capacity building, teaching and mentoring, and solutions-focused research on health disparities.
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