Stephanie Teixeira Poit

TitleAssistant Professor

DepartmentSocial Work and Sociology


OfficeGibbs Hall
Room: 206F

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Stephanie Teixeira Poit


Ph D: Sociology, North Carolina State University, 2017

MS: Sociology, North Carolina State University, 2008

BA: Communication Sociology, Stonehill College, 2006

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

Teixeira-Poit,  Stephanie  Treiman,  Katherine  Lei,  Li  Hoerger,  Thomas  Carmody,  Dennis  Tardif-Douglin,  Miriam  ( 2019).  Perceived Impact of Incentives for Chronic Disease Prevention.  ( 56,  pp. 563-570).   American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Perry,  Rebecca  Treiman,  Katherine  Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  Kish-Doto,  Julia  Hoerger,  Thomas  Tardif-Douglin,  Miriam  ( 2018).  Satisfaction with Financial Incentives for Chronic Disease Prevention.  ( 6,  42,  pp. 46-59).   AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH BEHAVIOR.

Halpern,  M  Kane,  H  Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  Ford,  C  Giesser,  B  Halper,  J  Johnson,  S  LaRocca,  N  Miller,  A  Ringel,  S  ( 2018).  Projecting the Adequacy of the Multiple Sclerosis Neurologist Workforce..  ( 1,  20,  pp. 35-43).   International journal of MS care.

Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  Halpern,  Michael  Kane,  Heather  Keating,  Michael  Olmsted,  Murrey  ( 2017).  Factors influencing professional life satisfaction among neurologists.  ( 17,  ).   BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH.

Spain,  Pamela  Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  Halpern,  Michael  Castro,  Kathleen  Das,  Irene  Adjei,  Brenda  Lewis,  Rebecca  Clauser,  Steven  ( 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).   ONCOLOGIST.

Kane,  Heather  Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  Halpern,  Michael  Keating,  Michael  Olmsted,  Murrey  ( 2016).  Factors influencing the desire to provide MS patient care in clinical practice among physiatrists.  ( 1,  38,  pp. 1-6).   NEUROREHABILITATION.

Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  Halpern,  Michael  Kane,  Heather  Frost,  A.  Keating,  Michael  Olmsted,  Murrey  ( 2015).  Factors Associated With Interest in Subspecialty Training Among Neurology Residents.  ( 2,  27,  pp. 138-146).   TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MEDICINE.

Hoerger,  T  Perry,  R  Farrell,  K  Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  ( 2015).  Can Incentives Improve Medicaid Patient Engagement and Prevent Chronic Diseases?.  ( 3,  76,  pp. 180-4).   North Carolina medical journal.

Kane,  Heather  Halpern,  Michael  Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  Frost,  Corey  Keating,  Michael  Olmsted,  Murrey  Johnson,  Shana  ( 2014).  Factors influencing interest in providing MS patient care among physiatry residents.  ( 1,  35,  pp. 89-95).   NEUROREHABILITATION.

Halpern,  M  Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  Kane,  H  Frost,  A  Keating,  M  Olmsted,  M  ( 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.

Halpern,  M  Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  Kane,  H  Frost,  C  Keating,  M  Olmsted,  M  ( 2014).  Factors Associated with Neurologists' Provision of MS Patient Care..  ( 2014,  pp. 624790).   Multiple sclerosis international.

Cameron,  Abigail  Cabaniss,  Emily  Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  ( 2012).  Revisiting the Underclass Debate: Contemporary Applications to Immigrants and Policy Implications.  ( 1,  34,  pp. 23-42).   HISPANIC JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES.

Teixeira Poit,  Stephanie  Cameron,  Abigail  Schulman,  Michael  ( 2011).  Experiential Learning and Research Ethics: Enhancing Knowledge through Action.  ( 3,  39,  pp. 244-258).   TEACHING SOCIOLOGY.

Teixeira,  Stephanie  Iyall Smith,  Keri  ( 2008).  Core and periphery relations: A case study of the Maya.  ( 14,  pp. 21-47).   Journal of World-Systems Research.