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Steven P. Schinke, PhD (Emeritus)

Inducted in 2011

Passed away in 2019

Last Position

D’Elbert and Selma Keenan Professor, Columbia University


BA, MSW, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Steven Schinke is the D’Elbert and Selma Keenan Professor at Columbia University. During his 3 decades at Columbia and previously, when he was with the University of Washington, Steven has focused his research on the development and testing of prevention programs aimed at behavioral health problems among children and adolescents, with a particular focus on youths from ethnic-racial backgrounds and adolescent girls.
Steven’s research has been supported by various institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. He has also been supported by the W.T. Grant Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Kaiser Family Foundation, Smart Family Foundation, and other private foundations.
In addition to other forums, findings from Steven’s research have appeared in the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and New England Journal of Medicine. Steven was the founding president of the Society for Prevention Research.
At Columbia, Steven is the Senior Director of the Online Campus, through which students can complete all requirements for and receive their M.S.W. degrees without relocating to New York.
Steven received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and he served in the United States Air Force, with postings domestically and in Okinawa.

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