University of Washington, Bothell: Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Room: UW2-324Phone: 425-352-3672Fax: 425-352-3462Box: 358511Em: WUdell@uwb.edu
PhD is an Assistant Professor of Community
Psychology in the
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
program at the
University of Washington Bothell. Dr.
Udell received her doctorate in
developmental psychology from Columbia
graduate work, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship
in HIV prevention
research at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral
Studies at the
New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.
Udell’s research focuses on understanding the role of culture and
context in promoting sexual health, and in preventing sexual risk
behaviors among adolescents of color. In addition to
research, she is engaged in university/community collaborations adapting
effective evidence-based interventions for socially at-risk adolescents
living in impoverished communities.
Ultimately, the goals
her research are to a) understand the contexts and processes by
which adolescents engage in risk behaviors, b) incorporate these
insights into existing interventions, and c) work toward ensuring that
effective interventions are adopted and implemented by creating
interventions that consider, respect and reflect the values of the
various communities for which they are created.