Sandra Magana, MSW, PhD

Sandra_MaganaSandy Magaña’s program of research focuses on cultural variation in caregiving experiences and service utilization by families of color who have a member with severe mental illness or a developmental disability. She is a principal investigator of a study of Latino families who have children on the autism spectrum, and a health education study of Latina mothers of children with developmental disabilities. Special interests include the interaction between environmental and caregiving stress, and the cultural strengths and supports of families of color who have a child or relative with a developmental disability or mental illness.

Phone: 312-355-4537
EMail: maganas@uic.edu

Publications:

By Caring For Myself I Can Care Better For My Family: A Pilot Health Education Intervention. Can be downloaded as a Word Document or a PDF.