Allison Stafford
Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

Allison McCord Stafford, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Stafford’s program of research is focused on promoting mental health equity among Latinx young people. She obtained a B.S. in Nursing and a Ph.D. in Nursing Science from Indiana University. As a predoctoral fellow, she completed fellowship programs in in Behavioral Nursing Research (T32NR007066) and Leadership and Education in Adolescent Health (T71MC00008). As a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University School of Nursing, Dr. Stafford received advanced training in community-engaged and population health research. Her current research projects focus on understanding facilitators of and barriers to depression treatment use among Latina adolescent young women and identifying the impact of the immigration climate on mental health outcomes of Latinx young adult immigrants in North Carolina. She has received funding for her research from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the International Society for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses, Bass Connections, and the Duke Center for Research to Advance Health Equity. Dr. Stafford’s long-term career goal is to establish an independent, federally funded program of research using implementation science to promote mental health equity among Latinx young people.

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