Stephanie M. Teixeira-Poit is a medical sociologist specializing in quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation examining how organizations in the healthcare system affect patients with non-communicable diseases, including cancer, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and chronic disease. Her substantive interests include exploring systems and processes that can improve access to care, delivery and quality of care, and health disparities based on gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, and rural/urban location. She is deeply interested in turning research into actionable insights that can inform national policy around healthcare.
Ms. Teixeira-Poit has more than 10 years of experience managing large research teams; designing and implementing research and evaluation; developing protocols for surveys, interviews, and focus groups; facilitating in-person and virtual interviews and focus groups; compiling data from secondary sources; and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.
As the project director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)–funded Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program Evaluation, Ms. Teixeira-Poit currently leads an evaluation team that collects and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data to explore how establishing comprehensive systems of care contribute to improved efficiency, quality, and outcomes across the continuum of acute stroke care. As the Associate Project Director for Monitoring for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-funded Oncology Care Model, Ms. Teixeira-Poit oversees monitoring of an episode-based model for oncology that aims to improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs for Medicare fee-for-services beneficiaries while promoting practice transformation and appropriate clinical care. Monitoring involves cost, resource, and utilization studies; time-and-motion studies; site visits consisting of qualitative interviews and audits of electronic medical records; and claims and quality data analyses.
Ms. Teixeira-Poit is a PhD candidate at NCSU. Her doctoral dissertation examines developing systems of care that promote collaboration among providers who care for older adults.