Meet LDI Senior Fellow Robin Stevens, PhD, MPH

Meet LDI Senior Fellow Robin Stevens, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing

Each year, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) hosts a special "Fall Kickoff" to introduce its newly-appointed Senior Fellows. Held on the Moelis Terrace of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, this year's event welcomed nineteen Penn health services researchers including:

Robin Stevens, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing

RESEARCH FROM THE DIGITAL HOOD
Stevens specializes in studying how public health and both traditional and new forms of digital communications influence adolescent risk behaviors. She is Director of Penn's Health Equity & Media Lab. "I study the social media environment and the social world of adolescents, particularly black and brown adolescents, who are trying to overcome certain health disparities and inequities around sex, drug use and thriving in sometimes resource-deprieved neighborhoods," she said. "This space is the perfect nexus of entertainment media, interpersonal communications and a lot of other crazy things. We know teens are learning and modeling behavior and picking up norms about everything from their peers and from the media."   | See bio page | See the 18 other new senior fellows  |