Sandra Villanueva, Ph.D.

Sandra Villanueva Psychology Applied Research Center

1 LMU Drive, UH 4728
Los Angeles, CA 90045
P: 310.258.4343

Sandra Villanueva, Ph.D.
Associate Director

Dr. Villanueva is a Community-Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in program evaluation and community-based participatory action research focused on a wide range of social justice issues and systems and policy change. She has worked on local, state, and national program evaluation initiatives with private foundations, governments at all levels, and a diverse range of community-based organizations and agencies.

She has co-led more than 30 local, state, and national program evaluations. She is expert in designing logic models and theories of change, mixed methods designs, and developing tools and strategies to capture policy and systems level changes associated with a diverse set of health and mental health strategies in underserved communities of color.  Her areas of expertise further include, substance abuse prevention, root causes of childhood obesity (including food and recreation access), community organizing and leadership development training programs, education reform, juvenile justice, re-entry services, relative caregiver supports and services, multicultural health/mental health, and evaluation technical assistance.