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.
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
Honors and Awards
2012 Distinguished Teaching Award, UW Tacoma
2010 Hooding Speaker for Master of Nursing: Faculty selected by students
2009 National League of Nursing, Scholarly Writing