Stephanie Ettinger De Cuba

Urban-H Index Associate Director of Health

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
BA, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
(617) 358-3024

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, PhD, MPH, is an applied health services researcher with methodological expertise in qualitative, survey, and mixed methods. Her research focuses on children and families, health, the intersections of race/ethnicity and nativity, and the structural and policy factors underpinning these relationships. In particular, her expertise is in health inequities experienced by families with very young children and immigrant families and their children. While her core expertise is in access to basic needs (like food, housing, or energy security) health inequities and social policy, she also has interest in the ways environment (neighborhood characteristics, climate/exposures, built environment) are influenced by policy and how in turn all these influence child and family health, health care utilization, and economic well-being. Dr. Ettinger de Cuba holds co-appointments in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and in the Department of Pediatrics at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. In addition, she proudly serves as Executive Director of Children’s HealthWatch, headquartered at Boston Medical Center ( She is part of the Inaugural cohort of faculty affiliates of the Center for Antiracist Research.

Dr. Ettinger de Cuba served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia focused on small-scale agriculture and nutrition and hygiene education, especially for mothers and children. She has worked for many years in a variety of program delivery, policy, and advocacy roles. Dr. Ettinger de Cuba received her BA from the University of Michigan in German Language and Literature and her MPH in International Health and PhD in Health Services Research from Boston University School of Public Health.

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