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Stephanie Wilson, PhD: Director of Research Services

Dr. Stephanie Wilson is our Director of Research Services and a sociologist with specialized knowledge in healthcare organizations and systems and health disparities who has nearly a decade of experience conducting social research.

Her research training began during her Master’s degree work at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) where she regularly worked with community organizations on contracted research projects through UNC’s Social Research Lab. It was in this setting that Dr. Wilson realized the invaluable insight organizations could gain through sociological data collection and analysis. Upon continuing her research training through the Ph.D. program at Purdue University, she honed countless methodological skills in her toolkit including survey design, data visualization, advanced statistical methods, and a multitude of qualitative data collection techniques such as in-depth interviewing, ethnography, and archival analysis.

As a sociologist, Dr. Wilson offers a unique perspective by drawing on social theory to make sense of data collected. Social theory is imperative to solving problems and making successful changes for organizations because, like society, they are made up of both individuals and groups of people. As a research consultant, she aims to use her mixed-methodological training and sociological imagination to improve collaborators’ projects and organizational practices.

Learn more about research services offered by Applied Worldwide at the link below!

Dr. Stephanie Wilson: Select Professional Accomplishments and Awards

  • Qualitative Research Consultant, hired by Dr. Lacey N Lagrone of UCHealth and CU Anschutz as a qualitative expert for data analysis and manuscript preparation
  • Principle Investigator for the Pelvic Pain Project, a mixed methods investigation of disparities in pelvic pain care in the US
  • Data collection, analysis and report writing Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment’s needs assessment “Barriers to Active Living”
  • Principle Investigator for “Giving the Talk,” a qualitative study on stigma, social support, and sexual health disclosure
  • Data collection and analysis for program evaluation of “Make TODAY Count!” community health campaign in Weld County, CO
  • Data collection and analysis for program evaluation of “Community Care Corps” program for North Colorado Health Alliance
  • 2020 Recipient of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology’s Scholarship Research Creative Arts (SCRA) Award
  • 2020-2021 Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship Recipient from Purdue University
  • 2019-2020 Recipient of the Water Hirsch Dissertation Research Award from Purdue University
  • 2019 Honorable Mention for the American Sociological Association’s section on Social Psychology’s Graduate Student Investigator Award
  • 2019 Recipient of the Eichhorn Fellowship in Medical Sociology from Purdue University
  • 2019 Recipient of the Dean Knudsen Ph.D. Dissertation Award from Purdue University
Applied Worldwide co-founder Dr. Stephanie Wilson presents on Gender and Pain
Dr. Stephanie Wilson, Director of Research Services for Applied Worldwide, presents on gender and pain for an Advanced Methods at Purdue (AMAP) symposium.