Partner Spotlights: Noell Stone & Stephanie Jackson
Noell Stone is a Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine located at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC)
. Work in asthma management in pediatric minority patients, lung-health, HIV education, patient-clinician communication and evaluation studies constitute much of her current portfolio. Ms. Stone has worked in applied epidemiology for over twenty years while serving as study coordinator, data analyst and principal investigator in an academic research setting, a cancer surveillance registry and as the director of the Morbidity Surveillance Program at the New Mexico Department of Health. Ms. Stone is committed to mentoring and regularly supervises graduate students and residents working on data collection, analysis and dissemination of epidemiologic methods and results. In addition to research, Ms. Stone teaches a required seminar for the UNM MPH graduate program, is on the leadership team for the Maternal Child Health Graduate Certificate in Public Health (MCH), and develops on-line course content for the Region 6 Public Health Training Center
in partnership with Tulane University.
Stephanie Jackson is a public health scientist working on a variety of research studies, policy advocacy, and graduate level instruction on public health topics in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Master in Public Health degree from the University of New Mexico in 2010, and works at the University of New Mexico as a Sr. Research Scientist in the Public Health Program. For the last 10 years, Ms. Jackson's research and policy interests have focused on equity and educational attainment for young parents, as well as adolescent reproductive health. Research activities include evaluation for a teen parent program, pilot research on a peer mentor program for young parents, and developing methods to increase access to contraception for adolescents in primary care. Policy work has focused on creating and evaluating a school absence policy in New Mexico for expecting and parenting students. Ms. Jackson is also an instructor for a graduate certificate in public health, developed specifically for maternal-child health workers.