Behavioral Risk Research Coordinator
"It is critical that we collaboratively build an evidence base to generate solutions that are locally acceptable, socially responsive, and capable of making a real impact. EcoHealth Alliance’s unrelenting dedication to a One Health approach means that we have the most trans-disciplinary toolkit at our disposal to do just that."
As the Behavioral Risk Research Coordinator, Stephanie Martinez brings her applied social science training and experience to EcoHealth Alliance, working with local scientists to gain an understanding of how people behave, what people believe, and how people understand or perceive disease transmission potential in their daily life. Her qualitative research focus considers differentiated experiences and perceptions with respect to gender and contextually-specific socio-economic factors. Stephanie also supports the development and maintenance of visual educational resources for distribution to communities living with wildlife at high-risk zoonotic disease interfaces.
Stephanie previously served with the Peace Corps in Cameroon as a Community Health Educator and continues to support local initiatives focused on asset-building with historically disenfranchised communities. She received her bachelor’s degrees in International Development Studies and Spanish from UCLA, and a Master of Public Health and Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.