Dr. Wilson’s research has focused on promoting positive parent-infant relationships, developing and evaluating tactile interventions to reduce stress for hospitalized premature infants, evaluation of nursing educational programs, and Latino health. She is fluent in Spanish and has served as a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Chile with support from a Fulbright grant. She recently served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist consulting with nursing faculty at the University of Zambia on the development of distance education. Dr. Wilson is currently the Principal Investigator on a grant funded by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health to provide distance-based education for study coordinators at international sites. Her clinical preparation is in maternal child health nursing.
Dr. Wilson is also a member and coordinator of the membership committee of Partners of the Americas (POA), Alabama - Guatemala Chapter. POA was designed to promote people-to-people partnerships between the United States and Latin America/Caribbean countries.