Stephanie Hawkins, PhD, was professionally trained as a clinical psychologist in a program grounded in the practice of community-engaged research to serve globally unserved settings. During her 25+ year research career, working in service of race and health equity has been the through line in her research. Dr. Hawkins has conducted research in the United States and abroad and has extensive experience researching the impact of juvenile justice system involvement on outcomes for girls, trauma and boys and men of color, youth mentoring, structural violence, and program and systems-level evaluations. Dr. Hawkins is a youth, violence prevention, and health equity subject matter expert. She has employed both quantitative and qualitative methods in her research and is a highly skilled focus group facilitator.
Founding Director, Transformative Research Unit for Equity (TRUE)
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Violence Prevention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Howard University
MS, Clinical Psychology, Howard University
BA, Psychology, Spelman College