Dr. Stamatakis is Assistant Professor in Prevention and Control at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center and Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. She has a background in the social epidemiology of chronic disease.
Dr. Stamatakis’ research interests are in studying the role of the public health infrastructure in the reduction of cancer disparities through chronic disease prevention efforts of local public health systems. She has been involved as a co-PI on a research grant whose goal is to study approaches that public health practitioners can use to increase the enactment of evidence-based cancer prevention and control policy through improved dissemination with state-level policy makers. She is currently developing a project to study the contextual and organizational factors of local health departments that may be used to guide the implementation of cancer prevention and control efforts in localities with the greatest burden.
Dr. Stamatakis received her doctorate from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.