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Stephanie Halvorson, MPH

Stephanie’s ambition is to increase health equity through community empowerment and person-centered approaches. Through her lived experience of personal and familial mental illness and substance use disorder, she is passionate about access to culturally responsive person-centered recovery support services. She has experienced life on both sides and knows first-hand the benefits of access to health care and being in recovery.

“Stephanie is skilled in community-engaged research, conducting community needs assessments, program design, grant writing, and mixed methods data analysis and management. She approaches all projects with a growth mindset, linking community-voiced needs to public health research, practice, and policy.

In previous work, Stephanie has developed organization-wide logic models to inform grant funding decisions for food security, behavioral health, housing stability, and healthy habits initiatives based on evidence-based research, primary and secondary data, and community input.

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Public Health from Northern Arizona University and her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado School of Public Health. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®). Stephanie is a proud military spouse and enjoys spending time with her husband and English Bulldog named Winston, biking, hiking, painting, and traveling the world.