Stacey Bevan is a third year PhD student at Penn Nursing and an MS candidate in Statistics at The Wharton School. Bevan’s scholarship is focused on the intersection of disability, immigration, and inequity with implications for child health providers. In collaboration with PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, her dissertation seeks to understand mechanisms that underpin mental health disparities in Hispanic children. Bevan’s master’s thesis investigates the effect of prenatal social stressors on developmental outcomes in a cohort of Chinese children. Bevan is a registered nurse in Philadelphia maintains a clinical practice in public health.
Bevan is excited by the triangulation of nursing practice, research, and teaching to promote child mental health equity. The Hillman Scholars Program and Institute of Education Sciences Fellowship has contributed to her growth as a scientist and educator. In other projects, Bevan has partnered with clinicians at CHOP to improve nursing care for autistic children and is principal investigator of a qualitative study on health care access in immigrant families. She supports colleagues with data science and clinical expertise and regularly lectures on related topics at Penn Nursing. Bevan’s scholarship is supported through the Hillman Scholars of Nursing Innovation, the Department of Education, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.