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Allison Stephens, PhD, MEd
Senior Program Manager for the Center for Community-Engaged Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine
Department + Services
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS)
Research Focus Areas
Health equity for children, youth, and families
Translational social research incorporating lived experience
Mason Cup Academic Competition MVP
Customer Service Excellence, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
Shining Star Awards (8 total), UnitedHealth Networks Inductee, Distinguished Women of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Public Service Award, Nevada State Board of Occupational Therapy
Women in Politics Lifetime Achievement Award
Congressional Commendation for Political and Community Engagement
Program implementation award – Colorado Medicare Advantage
Chronic Special Needs Plan Alumnae of the Year, Les Femmes Douze, Las Vegas, NV
Public Service Award, Nevada System of Higher Education
Pinnacle Award – Back to Life COVID-19 Outreach Campaign
Sege, R., Stephens, A. (2022). Child Physical Abuse Did Not Increase During the Pandemic. JAMA Pediatrics, 176(4), 338–340.
Stephens, A. & Sunbury, J. Using the Audit Committee Agenda to Facilitate Change. College and University Auditor Journal, Volume 60, Number 3, Fall 2018.
Stephens, A. Choice from No Options. Ars Literarium: The Literary Journal of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Schools for Biomedical and Health Sciences. Fall 2017.
Allison Stephens, PhD, MEd uses her extensive experience in family and community engagement, including family peer support and systems advocacy, to support the relevance of the HOPE framework for diverse families and communities. Her background spans over 20 years and includes defining clinical treatment protocols, public policy and leadership, K-12/higher education, and children’s mental health. Additionally, Dr. Stephens’ longstanding involvement in social justice activism, advocacy, and policy are especially relevant to HOPE’s commitment to anti-racism, anti-bias, and equity. Since joining HOPE, Dr. Stephens has expanded meaningful community outreach through the National Advisory Board, the new FACEs (Family and Community Experts) Advisory Council, and the HOPE Innovation Network.
Society for Public Health Educators, Western Political Science Association, Emerge Nevada Alumni Association, Nevada Public Health Association, Southern Nevada Black Elected Officials Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, Union of Concerned Scientists