Michael S. O’Malley Distinguished Professor, Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement
Cancer Prevention and Control
Area of Interest
Stephanie B. Wheeler, PhD, MPH, is the Michael S. O’Malley Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her methodological skills encompass medical decision making, mathematical and health systems modeling, health outcomes measurement, comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness, and advanced econometrics. Stephanie’s research interests and passions lie in the elimination of health disparities and improvement of access to care for vulnerable populations, particularly as applied to breast, colorectal, ovarian, and cervical cancer care and reproductive/sexual health care. Stephanie has a PhD in Health Policy and Management from UNC and earned her MPH degree with Honors distinction from the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Stephanie’s undergraduate double majors were in Biology (BS, Magna Cum Laude) and Theatre (BA, Magna Cum Laude) from the College of Charleston, Honors College, in South Carolina.
Awards and Honors
- Jean G. Yates Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2010
- Inducted into Delta Omega National Honorary Society, Theta Chapter, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2010
- Delta Omega Award for Academic Excellence, Theta Chapter, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2010
- AcademyHealth Most Outstanding Abstract Award, Annual Research Meeting, 2009
- Harry T. Phillips Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Student, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2009
- Selected for the DIMACS Advanced Study Institute (ASI) in Economic Epidemiology, 2009
- Passed Doctoral Qualifying Exams with Honors Distinction, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2008
- Fondation Merieux Travel Award (France), 2008
- American Public Health Association (APHA) Student Assembly Scholarship, 2008
- UNC Health Policy and Management International Travel Award, UNC-Chapel Hill (Malawi), 2007
- CV Starr International Scholarship (Malawi), 2007
- Graduate School Academic Merit Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2006-2007
- Passed NASD Series 7, 55, and 63 exams in Securities/Equities Trading; Certified by NASD and SEC, 2005
- Rotary International Academic-Ambassadorial Scholar (South Africa), 2004-2005
- Departmental Honors in Biology, School of Science and Math, College of Charleston; and Departmental Honors in Theatre, School of Arts, College of
- Charleston, 2003
- Outstanding Student in Biology, School of Science and Math, College of Charleston, 2003
- Outstanding Service to Honors College, Honors Awards Ceremony, College of Charleston, 2003
- Graduated Magna cum Laude, 3.9/4.0 GPA, College of Charleston, 2003
News and Stories
Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week
UNC Lineberger faculty and staff will present during the Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week, June 5-8. The event highlights health equity research across UNC-Chapel Hill and beyond.
Scientific retreat underscores impact and promise of cancer center’s research
UNC Lineberger's annual scientific retreat brought together faculty, staff and trainees to learn about the latest research at the cancer center.
Cervical cancer screening doubles when under-screened women are mailed testing kits
Jennifer Smith, PhD, MPH, Noel Brewer, PhD, and colleagues report mailing HPV self-collection tests and offering assistance to book in-clinic screening appointments to under-screened, low-income women improved cervical cancer screening nearly two-fold compared to scheduling assistance alone.
UNC Lineberger hosts White House Chief Science & Technology Advisor
The White House Chief Science and Technology Advisor Arati Prabhakar, MS, PhD, visited Chapel Hill to discuss the fight against cancer at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.