Sally Stevens Ph.D.


Sally J. Stevens, PhD, LSAC is a Distinguished Outreach Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies and a Research Professor with the Southwest Institute for Research on Women at the University of Arizona. Dr. Stevens conducts process and outcome studies in the area of health and social justice disparities, innovations in education, and workforce equity - with an emphasis on research to practice. Dr. Stevens' work focuses on women and their children, and adolescents/young adults. Much of her work is community-based and involves individuals of Mexican-origin Hispanic decent and Native Americans living in southwestern United States and the examination of cultural and gender issues specifically applicable to these groups. While most of her work is regionally located, Dr. Stevens’ research also includes state-wide initiatives and national cross-site evaluations. She has been the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, Project Director, Evaluator, and Project Advisor for more than 60 projects, with funding from the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Justice, and from other federal, state, local public and private agencies. Dr. Stevens serves as a reviewer for professional journals, conducts professional trainings and webinars, and has published over 300 journal articles and technical reports. Dr. Stevens is a 2019 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring – an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.