Dr. Christine Stevens is an associate professor in the UW Tacoma Nursing and Healthcare programs. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science from the University of Washington. Her research focuses on social justice and how structural disadvantages affect health especially in low-income residents and adolescent populations focusing on housing and food insecurity. Dr. Stevens uses participatory research to develop long-term relationships with communities and partners with residents to develop interventions that are relevant at the local level.
Her teaching focuses on the social determinants of health, using social marketing to address social justice in communities, exploring how popular film and media construct our view of adolescents especially in terms of race, class, and gender. She was given the UWT Distinguished Teaching award in 2012 and featured in the Provost 2014 series of Innovators among us: Using technology to engage students.
Stevens (July 2019) How to Engage Faculty on Campuses in Emergency Aid Programs. NASPA National Association of Student Administrators in Higher Education.
Stevens (June 2018) NPR interview: Food Insecurity Is A Growing Obstacle For College Students
Representative Derek Kilmer and Stevens, C.(May 2018) Facebook live chat about Farm Bill and Food insecurity in College Students
UWT ledger (April 2018) Efforts made to combat student food and housing insecurity
UW News (March 2018) Christine Stevens co-leads tri-campus survey on student housing, food insecurity
Stevens, C & McNair, R (September 2017) Homelessness in Tacoma and work of MDC
Stevens, C. (October 2014). Health Centers and Academic Institutions: Promising Practices for Successful Collaborations. National Healthcare for the Homeless. Council
Stevens, C (2011) (Film produced/Grant funded) University and Homeless agency collaborations