Dr. Andra Wilkinson is a research scientist at Child Trends with more than seven years of experience in public health practice and research, who specializes in adolescent health, gender and implementation research. Dr. Wilkinson focuses her research on substance use, mental health and sexual risk behavior, as well as how gender norms influence these behaviors across development, with a focus on masculinity.
Previously with Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Wilkinson was responsible for supporting the identification, adoption and evaluation of evidence-based practices, which sparked her passion for implementation science. Dr. Wilkinson has numerous publications and presentations in these topics.
2016, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society
NIDA F31 Training Grant
2014-2016, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Innovation in Teaching Grant
2013, Association of Teachers in Maternal and Child Health
2012, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Growth curves of marijuana, binge drinking, and depressive symptoms, inter-relationships and moderation by sex. Wilkinson A, Halpern CT, Herring AH, Shanahan M, Hussey J, Harris KM (2016). Journal of Adolescence Health.
Directions of the relationship between substance use and depressive symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood. Wilkinson AL, Herring AH, Halpern CT (2016). Addictive Behaviors, 60(1), 64-70.
The employment environment for youth in rural South Africa: A mixed methods study. Wilkinson A, Rosenberg M, Pettifor A, Thirumurthy H, et al. (2016). Development Southern Africa.