Stephanie Robert, PhD

Stephanie Robert, PhD

inducted in 2015 Fellow

Dr. Stephanie Robert, M.S.W., Ph.D. is Professor and Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Robert earned her M.S.W. and her Ph.D. in Social Work and Sociology at the University of Michigan, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the RWJF Health Policy Scholars Program at UC-Berkeley/UCSF. At UW-Madison, she is affiliated with a number of centers and institutes, including the Center for Demography and Ecology, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, Institute for Research on Poverty, and the Department of Population Health Sciences.

For over a decade she has been co-Director of the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program, training postdoctoral fellows from all fields to conduct inter- and trans-disciplinary population health research and to translate that research into policy and practice. Her research examines how social factors impact health over the life course – research that demonstrates how social policy is health policy. Much of her research has focused on how neighborhood context contributes to health and well-being and to SES and racial disparities in health, particularly at older ages. Dr. Robert has many awards for both her research and her mentoring. She is currently piloting a mentor training to improve faculty mentorship of graduate students and postdoctoral students in the social and interdisciplinary sciences.

To access Dr. Robert’s Faculty Page, click here: University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Social Work.