Stephanie Creasy, MPH
Stephanie Creasy received her MPH from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. She received a certificate in LGBT Health and Wellness, focusing her research on the experiences, needs, and resiliencies of transgender women who were previously incarcerated. She presented her thesis research at the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and APHA 2018 in San Diego, California, the latter for which she was awarded the Walter J. Lear Outstanding Student Research Award through the LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals. As a graduate student she worked on the Center’s Promoting Our Worth, Equality, and Resilience (POWER) study sampling Black men who have sex with men and Black transgender women at Black Pride events across multiple United States cities. She has also worked as the research coordinator for a small qualitative study exploring and contextualizing the opioid epidemic in Appalachian Pennsylvania. She now works in the Graduate School of Public Health as the project coordinator for an NIMH-funded randomized controlled trial to test the effect of client-centered representative payee services on antiretroviral therapy adherence for people living with HIV/AIDS.