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Madeline Stenersen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Abnormal Psychology Graduate: Advanced Quantitative Methods Qualitative and Mixed Methods


Postdoctoral Fellowship – Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Prevention and Community Research

Ph.D. University of Memphis

M.S. Marquette University

B.S. University of Northern Iowa

Research Interests

Professor Stenersen’s research focuses on individual- and system-level approaches to promoting health equity and wellbeing among marginalized populations with a specific emphasis on the intersection of criminal justice, LGBTQ+ communities, and individuals involved in the sex industry. Within these areas, she uses both community-based and big data methods to 1) identify disparities in societal and treatment services, 2) develop, implement, and evaluate culturally informed interventions to address these disparities, and 3) examine the impact of system decision making and policy on marginalized groups. Her recent work involves a participatory approach to understanding the impact of health policies on sex workers in the United States (the Hustle & Health project) and using large data to understand the impact of transgender-related legislation on mental health outcomes. Stenersen’s community-based work involves partnerships with multiple organizations in the United States and abroad to understand and combat discrimination and violence.

Labs and Facilities

Professor Stenersen is accepting students for her lab for the Fall of 2025

Publications and Media Placements

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