Sally Stevens

201202748_Stevens, Sally 4x6 soft DSC0354Dr. Sally Stevens is Executive Director of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women and a Distinguished Outreach Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Stevens conducts process and outcome research in the area of health disparities, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health, and innovations in education.

Dr. Stevens’ research addresses special populations, including women and their children, adolescents, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Much of her work has focused on Mexican-origin Hispanics and Native Americans living in southwestern United States and Mexico and the examination of cultural and gender-related issues that are specifically applicable to these groups. Dr. Stevens work is community-based and collaborative.  She serves on several national expert panels, facilitates workshops and trainings, and publishes findings from her studies in multiple venues.

Dr. Stevens will be presenting in the 6th InWomen’s conference at 4:30 PM on Friday June 14, 2013 at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego. The title of her talk is: Health and Opportunity Disparities among Substance Using Native American Women Living in the US/Mexico Border Region.

Listed below are several key readings that are recommended as background reading in preparation for hearing this talk.

 Stevens, SJ (2012).  Meeting the substance abuse treatment needs of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women: implications from research to practice. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation, Vol 3, Suppl. 1, pp 1-10.

Stevens, SJ, Andrade, RAC, Ruiz, BS (2009). Women and Substance Abuse:  Gender, Age and Cultural Considerations.  J of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Vol 8, pp 341-358.

Stevens, SJ (2001). American-Indian Women and Health, J Prevention & Intervention in the Community, Haworth Press, Vol 22(2), pp. 97-109.

Stevens, SJ, Estrada, AL, and Estrada, BD (2000). HIV Drug and Sex Risk Behaviors among American Indian and Alaska Native Drug Users: Gender and Site Differences, J of the National Center, Vol. 9(1), pp. 33-46.

You can see the entire conference agenda here:

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