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Augusta Villanueva

Associate Professor
Community Health and Prevention
Drexel University
United States of America


Dr. Villanueva is an Associate Professor and Director of the Department of Community Health & Prevention’s Master of Public Health (MPH) curriculum at Drexel University’s School of Public Health. She earned her doctorate in medical sociology from The University of Texas at Austin, and completed postdoctoral training in health policy studies at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research focuses on community public health and health policy. Her areas of interest include the health status of vulnerable populations; the role of race, culture, and ethnicity on health outcomes; and the use of qualitative methodologies in community-based research.

Research Interest

Racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care


  • "Villanueva AM (2011). Poverty, children in, and health care. Encyclopedia of Family Health, 2, 835-838. "

  • "Villanueva AM (2011). Community services supporting health. Encyclopedia of Family Health, 1, 217-223. "

  • "Villanueva AM, Hovinga ME and Cass JL (2011). Master of Public Health community-based practicum: Students' and preceptors' experiences. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 17, 337-343. "

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