Stephanie Teixeira Poit

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Health & Human Sciences

Sociology & Social Work

Gibbs Hall 206F
Ph.D.Sociology / North Carolina State University
M.S.Sociology / North Carolina State University
B.A.Communication Sociology / Stonehill College


Dr. Teixeira-Poit has nearly 15 years of experience managing research teams; designing and implementing research and evaluation; developing protocols for surveys, interviews, and focus groups; collecting and analyzing qualitative data; and performing advanced quantitative methods. She has served as principal investigator or task lead on research projects sponsored by agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Before joining the University, Dr. Teixeira-Poit worked for 7 years as a principal investigator at RTI International and for 5 years as a research associate at the Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services at North Carolina State University. Her work has resulted in more than 50 technical research reports, more than 30 presentations at academic conferences, 2 Reports to Congress, and peer-reviewed articles in leading journals.

Research Interests

Dr. Teixeira-Poit conducts mixed-methods research and evaluation examining health disparities among patients with chronic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and obesity. Her research program examines health disparities in three ways. First, she assesses the effect of social determinants of health on access to care and patient outcomes. She evaluates the effectiveness of interventions, such as exercise and education programs, designed to attenuate the effect of social determinants on patient outcomes. Second, she leads studies that examine the impact of developing systems of care and transforming practices on health care access and utilization, delivery and quality of care, and health outcomes. Third, she assesses the current and future workforce to identify opportunities to reduce health disparities. Taken together, her research has identified how policies and interventions moderate relationships between health determinants and population health outcomes.

Recent Publications

  • Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Katelin Sawicki, Wendy O'Kelley, Myrtle Hardin, Marjorie Jenkins, Vinay Gudena (2023). (Efficacy of a Patient Education Session for Cancer Patients Receiving Immunotherapy). (4) 39, pp. 151445. Seminars in oncology nursing.
  • Thomas Lilley, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Jennifer Wenner, Jean Pruitt, Marjorie Jenkins (2023). (Reducing CAUTI in patients with acute urinary retention in the critical care setting: A pilot study with electronic medical record analytics). (2) 51, pp. 135-141. American Journal of Infection Control .
  • Anna Lee, Jeannette Wade, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Dextiny McCain, Christopher Doss, Smriti Shrestha, Adrienne Morgan (2022). (Contextualizing the racial gradient in covid-19 outcomes: Narratives from HBCU students). pp. 9. Journal of American College Health .
  • Robert Chiles, Kerry Ard, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Cornelia Flora, Rhianna Williams, Caitlin Grady (2022). (Empowering students to confront environmental injustice: Dialogue, theory, empathy, and partnership). (12) 2, pp. 255-274. SN Social Sciences .
  • Jeannette Wade, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Anna Lee, Sally Ryman, Dextiny McCain, Christopher Doss, Smriti Shrestha, Adrienne Aiken Morgan (2022). (Navigating a Pandemic: A Qualitative Study of Knowledge, Sources of Information, and Covid-19 Related Precautions Taken by HBCU Students). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Dispariies.
  • Stephanie Teixeira Poit (2020). (Examining collaboration across organizations in an age-friendly community). (1) 32, pp. 91-113. Journal of Women and Aging.
  • B Yarnoff, O Khavjiou, J Elmi, K Lowe, C Bradley, J Amoozegar, D Wachtmeister, J Tzeng, J Chapel, The Paul Coverdell Program Team, Stephanie Teixeira Poit (2019). (Estimating the costs of implementing components of stroke systems of care and data-driven quality improvement in the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program). (190061) 16, Preventing Chronic Disease.
  • Leila Kahwati, Asta Sorensen, Stephanie Teixeira-Poit, Sara Jacobs, Elizabeth Pleasants, S Sommerness, C Hirt, K Miller, S Davis, T Ivester, D Caldwell, J Muri, K Mistry (2019). (Impact of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Safety Program for Perinatal Care). 45, pp. 231-240. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
  • Katherine Treiman, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Li Lei, Miriam Tardif-Douglin, Jean Gaines, Tom Hoerger (2019). (Participant satisfaction and perceptions about program impact in the Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Chronic Disease demonstration). 33, pp. 381-390. American Journal of Health Promotion.
  • Stephanie Teixeira-Poit, Katherine Treiman, Li Lei, Thomas Hoerger, Dennis Carmody, Miriam Tardif-Douglin (2019). (Perceived impact of incentives for chronic disease prevention). 56, pp. 563-570. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
  • Jeannette Wade, Anderson Bean, Stephanie Teixeira Poit (2019). (Students, Universities and Employers: Why We All Win When We Promote Social Justice through SoTL). In Joe Pellegrino; Delores D. Liston; Delena Bell Gatch, (3) 13, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Stephanie Teixeira Poit, A Napier, C Carr, J Williams, P Pulliam (2018). (Organizational directors’ perceptions of awareness of services of their employees and the older adults they serve). pp. 1-20. Journal of Applied Gerontology : The Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society.
  • M Halpern, H Kane, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, C Ford, B Giesser, J Halper, S Johnson, N LaRocca, A Miller, S Ringel (2018). (Projecting the adequacy of the multiple sclerosis neurologist workforce). 20, pp. 35-43. International journal of MS care.
  • Rebecca Perry, Katherine Treiman, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Julia Kish-Doto, Thomas Hoerger, Miriam Tardif-Douglin (2018). (Satisfaction with financial incentives for chronic disease prevention). 42, pp. 46-59. American Journal of Health Behavior.
  • Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Michael Halpern, Heather Kane, Michael Keating, Murrey Olmsted (2017). (Factors influencing professional life satisfaction among neurologists). 17, BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH.
  • Pamela Spain, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Michael Halpern, Kathleen Castro, Irene Das, Brenda Adjei, Rebecca Lewis, Steven Clauser (2017). (The National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP): Sustaining quality and reducing disparities in guideline-concordant breast and colon cancer care). (8) 22, pp. 910-917. The Oncologist.
  • Heather Kane, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Michael Halpern, Michael Keating, Murrey Olmsted (2016). (Factors influencing the desire to provide MS patient care in clinical practice among physiatrists). (1) 38, pp. 1-6. NEUROREHABILITATION.
  • T Hoerger, R Perry, K Farrell, Stephanie Teixeira Poit (2015). (Can Incentives Improve Medicaid Patient Engagement and Prevent Chronic Diseases?). (3) 76, pp. 180-4. North Carolina medical journal.
  • Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Michael Halpern, Heather Kane, A. Frost, Michael Keating, Murrey Olmsted (2015). (Factors Associated With Interest in Subspecialty Training Among Neurology Residents). (2) 27, pp. 138-146. TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MEDICINE.
  • M Halpern, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, H Kane, C Frost, M Keating, M Olmsted (2014). (Factors Associated with Neurologists' Provision of MS Patient Care.). 2014, pp. 624790. Multiple sclerosis international.
  • Heather Kane, Michael Halpern, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Corey Frost, Michael Keating, Murrey Olmsted, Shana Johnson (2014). (Factors influencing interest in providing MS patient care among physiatry residents). (1) 35, pp. 89-95. NEUROREHABILITATION.
  • M Halpern, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, H Kane, A Frost, M Keating, M Olmsted (2014). (Interest in providing multiple sclerosis care and subspecializing in multiple sclerosis among neurology residents.). (1) 16, pp. 26-38. International journal of MS care.
  • Abigail Cameron, Emily Cabaniss, Stephanie Teixeira Poit (2012). (Revisiting the Underclass Debate: Contemporary Applications to Immigrants and Policy Implications). (1) 34, pp. 23-42. HISPANIC JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES.
  • Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Abigail Cameron, Michael Schulman (2011). (Experiential Learning and Research Ethics: Enhancing Knowledge through Action). (3) 39, pp. 244-258. TEACHING SOCIOLOGY.
  • Stephanie Teixeira, Keri Iyall Smith (2008). (Core and periphery relations: A case study of the Maya). 14, pp. 21-47. Journal of World-Systems Research.