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Laurel Stevenson, MPH, PhD

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Title: Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Office: 3175 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8665
Fax: (248) 364-8657
E-mail: [email protected]

Educational Background: 
PhD; Health Behavior, Indiana University
MPH; Indiana University
BA; Spanish; University of Michigan 

Teaching Interests: 
Global Health
Community Health
Research and Evaluation Methods
Theories of Health Behavior 

Dr. Stevenson is interested in using mixed methods and community-based participatory approaches to improving health outcomes for individuals. Her research focuses on exploring helping behaviors in low-resource settings, improving physical activity and eating behaviors, and increasing individuals’ and communities’ capacity to improve overall health. Additionally, she has worked as a program specialist and evaluator for a number of programs locally and internationally surrounding HIV/AIDS prevention, youth empowerment, sexual health, domestic violence, human rights, physical activity and eating, and building community capacity. Current and former partners include the Cornerstone Foundation of Belize, Detroit SOUP, Healthy Pontiac We Can!, the Lawn Academy, and Oakland County Health Division.

Professional Affiliations: 
America Public Health Association
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Learning

Personal Interests: 
Hiking, camping, kayaking, cooking, beer tasting, yoga, traveling

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
[email protected]