Liliane Cambraia Windsor is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s School of Social Work. Her research focuses on the development of multilevel interventions designed to reduce health inequalities related to substance use disorders and HIV prevention. Her most recent work focuses on optimizing Community Wise, an innovative, multilevel substance use intervention for individuals transitioning home from incarceration. She is also developing and testing a participatory action research online training protocol to engage community members from rural communities affected by the opioid epidemic in research and behavioral health services.
Windsor is the founder of the Newark Community Collaborative Board, the group of researchers, service providers, and consumers who developed Community Wise. Windsor has overseen numerous research studies in the United States and Brazil. She is affiliated with the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Windsor earned a bachelor of science in education from Faculdade de Ciências Humanas-FUMEC, Brazil. She obtained her master of science and doctoral degrees in social work from the University of Texas at Austin.