Stephanie Wheeler

PhD, MPH, Asociate Professor, Health Policy and Management, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control

Professor, Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Associate Director, COE

Area of interest

Stephanie B. Wheeler 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

2010 Jean G. Yates Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, UNC
2010 Inducted into Delta Omega National Honorary Society, Theta Chapter, UNC
2010 Delta Omega Award for Academic Excellence, Theta Chapter, UNC
2009 AcademyHealth Most Outstanding Abstract Award, Annual Research Meeting
2009 Harry T. Phillips Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Student, UNC
2008 Passed Doctoral Qualifying Exams with Honors Distinction, UNC
2009 Selected for the DIMACS Advanced Study Institute (ASI) in Economic Epidemiology
2008 Fondation Merieux Travel Award (France)
2008 American Public Health Association (APHA) Student Assembly Scholarship
2007 UNC Health Policy and Management International Travel Award, UNC (Malawi)
2007 CV Starr International Scholarship (Malawi)
2006-2007 Graduate School Academic Merit Fellowship, UNC
2005 Passed NASD Series 7, 55, and 63 exams in Securities/Equities Trading; Certified by NASD and SEC
2004-2005 Rotary International Academic-Ambassadorial Scholar (South Africa)
2003 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

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