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 a 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
Expanded community data project will improve understanding of cancer
UNC Lineberger’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement has begun a major, new data-driven initiative that will comprehensively describe the cancer burden in North Carolina.
UNC awarded $11.7 million to help providers improve HPV vaccine communication, uptake among adolescents
Led by Noel Brewer, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers are launching a new project to give providers the support necessary to improve HPV vaccine communication.
Study estimates costs of treating and living with metastatic breast cancer will more than double between 2015 and 2030, due to increase in cases among younger women
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, and Justin Trogdon, PhD, are co-authors of a study building upon previous metastatic breast cancer research on medical and productivity costs.
ACS/Pfizer grant funds research into racial disparities in breast cancer care quality in North Carolina
Katherine Reeder-Hayes, MD, MSc, MBA, and Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, have received a two-year, nearly $400,000 grant from to address racial disparities in breast cancer care quality in North Carolina.