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Yolanda C. Padilla


CWGS Core Teaching FacultyPh.D., University of Michigan

Professor in the School of Social Work
Yolanda C. Padilla

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Population studies focusing on racial and ethnic disparities in health and well-being with an emphasis on Mexican American children and families, poverty, immigration, and applications to social welfare policy development

Biography


Dr. Padilla's area of interest is in social inequality and her areas of social work practice specialization are in policy analysis and community practice.

She conducts population studies on racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health with an emphasis on the Mexican American population. Padilla and colleagues have concentrated their recent efforts on an NIH-supported study of the impact on Mexican American child health and development of their living conditions, in particular, parental access to resources. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, they have examined factors affecting the quality of life of Mexican American children during early childhood. Their descriptive profile of the living conditions of one of the most disadvantaged subgroups of Mexican American children, children of immigrants in unmarried families, documented the minimal resources of these children. Results of this study have been published in Social Science Quarterly and the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. A second paper showed that Mexican American children have lower rates of health insurance and lower health care utilization, and that the group most disadvantaged is children of foreign born mothers. Results appear in the 2006 Special Issue on Ethnicity of the Social Science Quarterly.

In her work on community and policy practice she has focused on issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender populations. She edited a special issue of the journal Community Practice on community-based strategies for gay rights organizing currently being implemented in local communities. Her psychosocial analysis of practice guidelines, titled "Psychosocial Support for Families of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People" (coauthored with Cohen and Aravena) is included in the new book, Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice (Columbia University Press, 2006).

Dr. Padilla's areas of interest are population studies focusing on racial and ethnic disparities in health and well-being with an emphasis on Mexican American children and families, poverty, immigration, and applications to social welfare policy development. Her areas of practice specialization are policy analysis and community practice.

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Courses


UGS 302 • How To Change The World

60485 • Fall 2019
Meets TTH 1:00PM-2:30PM SSW 2.130
CDEWr ID

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

61300 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM SSW 2.130
EWr ID

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

62085 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 1:00PM-2:30PM SSW 2.130
EWr ID

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

62085 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 1:00PM-2:30PM SSW 2.130
EWr ID

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

61980 • Fall 2016
Meets W 2:00PM-5:00PM MAI 220B
EWr ID

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

61235 • Fall 2015
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM MAI 220B
EWr ID

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

62385 • Spring 2015
Meets T 2:00PM-5:00PM MAI 220C
EWr

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

63945 • Fall 2014
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM MAI 220B
EWr C1

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

64830 • Spring 2014
Meets T 2:00PM-5:00PM MAI 220C
EWr ID

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

64990 • Fall 2013
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM MAI 220B
EWr C1

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

64050 • Spring 2013
Meets W 2:00PM-5:00PM MAI 220F
Wr

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

63600 • Fall 2012
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM MAI 220B
Wr C1

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

63700 • Fall 2011
Meets M 9:00AM-12:00PM MAI 220A
Wr C1

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World

63385 • Fall 2010
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM SSW 2.140
Wr C1

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • How To Change The World-W

64605 • Fall 2009
Meets W 8:30AM-11:30AM SSW 2.140
C1

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

WGS 345 • Gay/Lesb Amer Soc: Pol/Prac

48775 • Fall 2008
Meets W 8:30AM-11:30AM SSW 2.130
(also listed as WGS 393)

Please check back for updates.

WGS 345 • Gay/Lesb Amer Soc: Pol/Prac

47698 • Fall 2005
Meets TH 2:30PM-5:30PM SSW 2.112
(also listed as WGS 393)

Please check back for updates.

WGS 393 • Gay/Lesb Amer Soc: Pol/Prac

47275 • Fall 2004
Meets TH 2:30PM-5:30PM SSW 2.112

Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women's and Gender Studies.  Seats restricted to WGS MA and Portfolio students during early registration.  Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.

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