Dr. Wanda M. Burton
Dr. Burton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Environmental Sciences. Her primary responsibility is teaching research methods to graduate students across multiple departments within the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Dr. Burton also teaches undergraduate students in the departments of Health Science and Human Development and Family Studies. Dr. Burton's research interests include health equity and she has investigated racial health disparities in low birthweight and mental health. Dr. Burton has also examined other social justice issues such as sexual assault and dating violence on college campuses. She has co-authored papers in the Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, American Journal of Health Education, and Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Burton has professional experience in the community addressing poverty, disability rights, and gender violence.