Christine Stevens, RN, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Campus Box
University of Washington Seattle

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.

Scholarly Interests
  • Adolescent health
  • Socioeconomic influences on adolescent health
  • Public housing and health
  • Using technology in adolescent research
  • Food insecurity in adolescent populations
  • Healthcare for the homeless
  • Social marketing
  • Qualitative methods
  • Visual methods in research
  • Critical social theory
  • Community evaluation
Honors and Awards
  • 2017 Distinguished Community Engagement Award
  • 2015 Community Partner Award, Salishan Community Health Advocates
  • 2015 Featured in Provost report on Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century report
  • 2015 Students Choice: Outstanding faculty (OSCAR)
  • 2014 Featured for teaching in Provost report on Trends and Issues in Higher Education
  • 2014 Innovators among us: Using Technology to engage students: featured in Provost Report
  • 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award, UW Tacoma
  • 2010 Hooding Speaker for Master of Nursing: Faculty selected by students
  • 2009 National League of Nursing, Scholarly Writing
  • 2009 Nominee, Distinguished Teaching Award, UW Tacoma
  • 2008 Nominee, Women of Influence, WA
  • 2008 Nominee, Distinguished Teaching Award, UW Tacoma
  • 2006 Hooding Speaker: Faculty selected by student
  • 2006 Volunteer of the Year, Faith Homes Shelter for Homeless Teens, Tacoma, Washington
  • 2003 Volunteer of the Year, Faith Homes Shelter for Homeless Teens, Tacoma, Washington
Current Research

Food insecurity among college students
Principal investigator
Nursing Founders Funding

Healthcare for the Homeless and University Collaborations 
National Healthcare for the Homeless Coalition

Salishan Hope IV Evaluation
Study of a Multi-Ethnic housing development
PI of project

Nurse Retention Study - Two Year Longitudinal Study
Factors that influence new RN retention within the first two years following graduation
Funding: Middleton Family Grant
Stevens & Moceri, Co-PIs

Center for the Advancement of Health Disparities, Pilot study funding
Food insecurity of Female Head of Households (ages 15- 24)

Principal investigator, Images and Voices: Adolescent Mothers
Negotiating Socioeconomic Environments and Health, Dissertation, University of Washington