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 research is currently funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (K23 MD017279-02) and the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation and focuses on developing and testing multi-level implementation strategies to address inequities in depression treatment use among Latinx teens. 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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