Stephanie Garcia, MPH works with the Violence Intervention Program to coordinate overall administration of the Addressing Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Children study. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of a brief child-family therapy combined with case management to reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms in violently injured youth.
Stephanie Garcia, MPH serves as study coordinator on an NICHD-funded R01, Addressing Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Children study. She works closely with Dr. Joel Fein, Dr. Rachel Meyers, and the Violence Intervention Program clinical team to coordinate recruitment, manage integration of research and clinical data, and lead submission of NIH-reporting requirements.
Ms. Garcia also works at PolicyLab on several community-engaged, mixed methods, maternal and child health research projects. Current projects include a statewide needs assessment of the Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program and a project assessing the connectivity of local supports for families experiencing intimate partner violence.
Previously, Ms. Garcia worked at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on an initiative supporting state Title V programs in implementing evidence-based maternal and child health programs and policies. She is experienced in translating research to programmatic recommendations and has presented on this topic to state and local audiences.
BS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2013
MPH, University of Illinois Chicago (Community Health Sciences/Maternal and Child Health), 2015
Clinical Research Associate II, Center for Violence Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Research Associate, PolicyLab, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Member, American Public Health Association
Delta Omega Public Health Honors Society, UIC School of Public Health