Christine Stevens, RN, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Campus Box
University of Washington Seattle

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.

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
  • 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