Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, PhD, MPH

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, PhD, MPH

Executive Director

Email: sedc(at)bu.edu
Tel: (617) 358-3024
Fax: (617) 638-5066

Dr. Ettinger de Cuba is the Executive Director for Children’s HealthWatch. Dr. Ettinger de Cuba has worked on issues of social determinants of health for young children and their families in program, policy and research roles for more than two decades. She has published more than 100 research papers and policy reports on a variety of subjects from food to housing to health care. Recent research included working with the NIH/EPA-funded Center for Research on Environmental and Social Stressors in Housing Across the Life Course (CRESSH) on the HEAL project, which focused on the effects of environmental exposures and material hardships on the birth outcomes and growth of young children. Prior to joining Children’s HealthWatch, Dr. Ettinger de Cuba worked at Project Bread –the Walk for Hunger, a statewide anti-hunger organization in Massachusetts. There, she focused on SNAP (formerly food stamps) policy and outreach and was the evaluator and interim project director for USDA grants to develop and pilot Massachusetts’ first SNAP website and online application. Dr. Ettinger de Cuba previously worked for the Agricultural Health Study at the University of Iowa College of Public Health and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia focused on small-scale agriculture and nutrition and hygiene education. Dr. Ettinger de Cuba received her BA from the University of Michigan and her MPH in International Health and PhD in Health Services Research from Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Ettinger de Cuba is Research Associate Professor with the Boston University School of Public Health in the Department of Health Law, Policy & Management. She has co-appointments with BUSPH’s Department of Community Health Sciences and Boston University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.