Stephanie was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia and graduated Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors with 3 Bachelor of Science degrees (Biology, Microbiology, and Ecology) and earned the CURO Scholar Seal for undergraduate research excellence, as well as induction into 12 honors societies including Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to join a combined MD-PhD Program at the University of Florida. Her Ph.D. (Immunology and Microbiology) thesis work concentrated on the interface of clinical infectious disease and environmental sciences with an emphasis on the emerging epidemic of non-tuberculous mycobacteria. She graduated top of her medical school class with Honors in Medicine. She also earned numerous awards including induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences Excellence in Science Award. Stephanie completed her Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry residency at Yale University. During residency she was a member of the neuroscience research track where she concentrated on addictions related research winning multiple awards including the APA Research Colloquium for Junior Investigator’s Award and the distinguished Thomas P. Detre Award. She served as a chief-resident with clinical placement on the Emergency Psychiatry service at the VA Hospital. After residency, she went on to join the Law and Psychiatry Fellowship (Forensic Psychiatry) at Yale University and then the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University.
After training, Stephanie remained on faculty at Yale, as well as joining faculty at Brown University. She assumed the role of Assistant Chief of Psychiatry for the Rhode Island state system (Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals). After only a view months, she was also appointed as the Chief of Forensic Services for the state hospital, as well as working on healthcare and addiction policy for Rhode Island. She was appointed to the Governor's Overdose Prevention Taskforce and worked with policy makers at all levels.
In 2020, Stephanie joined the Global Executive MBA Program at Duke Fuqua School of Business. After the completion of this, she intends to continue her pursuit of physician leadership and hospital administration.
Education & Training
- MDUniversity of Florida College of Medicine (2013)
- PhDUniversity of Florida, College of Medicine, Immunology and Microbiology (2011)
- BSUniversity of Georgia, Microbiology, Biology, and Ecology (2006)