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Research Specialist




PhD, Public Health, The Ohio State University 
MHRM, Human Resource Management, The Ohio State University
BBA, Business Management, Kennesaw State University


As a Research Specialist with the WVU Health Affairs Institute, Dr. Stevens provides research, evaluation, and analytical support for the Mountain Health Promise Phase 2 project, as well as the Direct Care Workforce Training Surge Evaluation project.  

Prior to joining Health Affairs, Dr. Stevens earned a PhD in Public Health from Ohio State University. Her doctoral dissertation explores nurse practitioner integration into the delivery of healthcare services in the U.S. Her dissertation work broadly aligns with the Health Affairs portfolio of workforce development and the program of policy analysis. 

While completing her PhD, Dr. Stevens worked as a Clinical Research Associate at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center (The James). She performed a range of predominantly qualitative research activities, including interviews with patients, caregivers, and providers; survey design and administration; as well as data analysis.

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