Department of Public Health Education

Stephanie Baker White, PhD
AP Assistant Professor

Stephanie Baker
Department of Public Health Education
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 256-0119 (office)
(336) 256-1158 (fax)

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

Doctorate (PhD) in Health Behavior
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Master of Science in Physical Therapy
Washington University, St. Louis

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Washington University, St. Louis


I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Washington University – St. Louis and entered the physical therapy program upon graduation, also at Washington University. After working as a physical therapist for four years, I became interested in understanding how context affected my patient’s ability to get healthier. I noticed that patients with more job control, or better access to transportation, or with better child care arrangments were most likely to get better. I decided to continue to explore my interests of understanding how context affects behavior by pursuing a PhD at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Research Interests

Generally, I am interested in the social determinants of health inequities. More specifically, I am interested in understanding how racialized contexts (institutional and interpersonal racism) can shape health behavior inequities. My dissertation research looked at the effect of a structural measure of school racial climate on racial disparities in adolescent sedentary behavior through the lens of a stress-coping behavior framework.

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