Julia Lechuga (Education and Human Services and The Community Health Research Group) earned her doctorate in health psychology, her master’s in experimental psychology and her bachelor’s in psychology/communication at the University of Texas at El Paso. Before joining Lehigh’s faculty she served as an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her research consists of developing and testing health behavior change interventions for ethnic minority communities using community based participatory research methods. She has presented her work at numerous conferences and has published in Social Science & Medicine, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Health Promotion and Practice and the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
Sexual and reproductive health
Culture and health
Community based participatory research
Infectious disease prevention