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Assistant Professor, School of Nursing; Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan.
Dr. Stoddard's research interests include understanding the interaction between individual factors and social and environmental factors (e.g., poverty, relationships, neighborhood characteristics), and how together they shape the psychosocial development and health trajectories of at-risk urban youth; and the application of behavioral and ecological approaches to prevent risk behaviors in youth. Dr. Stoddard completed her MS and PhD at the University of Minnesota and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Promotion/Risk Reduction Interventions with Vulnerable Populations in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan. Her career has focused on promoting the health and well-being of youth living in communities characterized by substantial health and social disparities, and includes professional experience as a local public health nurse focused on maternal-child health, a nurse practitioner in community- and school-based clinics, and the State Adolescent Health Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Health.
Dr. Stoddard helps lead the Center's training and education activities.