Samuel Stebbins is a physician epidemiologist with experience in community and population health. His work is focused on improving the systems that support children’s growth and development.
He most recently served as public health and school health physician in Arlington, Virginia. Stebbins linked health to improved educational outcomes and worked to reduce both childhood obesity and barriers to mental health services for children and adolescents. He partnered with leaders and community groups to implement the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community model to integrate health services and programs into schools. Stebbins served as director and principal investigator (PI) of the Center for Public Health Preparedness at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health from 2005 to 2011. As co-PI of the Pittsburgh Influenza Prevention Project, he measured how influenza spreads in populations. He also partnered with the National Association of County and City Health Officials to assess how health departments nationwide could strengthen their capacity, adaptation, and response to pandemics and other emergencies.
Stebbins graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, received a combined MD/MPH degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed residencies in family medicine and public health and preventive medicine at Oregon Health and Science University.
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