Dr. Christine Stevens received her PhD (2004) from the University of Washington Seattle, MPH (1994) from California State University Northridge and BSN (1976) from Seattle University.
Dr. Stevens teaches undergraduate and graduate students in community health including classes in the Health and Society Minor. She has developed electives to incorporate her research interests which include adolescent health and promoting health through social marketing.
Dr. Stevens' research focus is working with adolescents addressing health disparities due to the issues of race, class, access, and gender. She has employed numerous research methods to explore the perceptions of adolescent mothers and the barriers to their health, issues of food insecurity, and the use of technology to assist adolescents to obtain health information.
Socioeconomic influences on adolescent health
Public housing and health
Using technology in adolescent research
Food insecurity in adolescent populations
Healthcare for the homeless
Visual methods in research
Critical social theory
2012 Distinguished Teaching Award, UW Tacoma
2010 Hooding Speaker for Master of Nursing: Faculty selected by students
2009 National League of Nursing, Scholarly Writing