Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, MPH

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, MPH

Executive Director

Email: sedc(at)
Tel: (617) 638-5850
Fax: (617) 638-5066

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba is the Executive Director for Children’s HealthWatch. In this role, she oversees the development and implementation of the network’s strategy, provides strategic input and assistance for key initiatives, supports advancement of research and policy relationships, liaises with the Executive Council and Advisory Board, and oversees the development and stewardship of Children’s HealthWatch resources. She also continues oversight of the network’s research and publications. Ms. Ettinger de Cuba is part of Center for Research on Environmental and Social Stressors in Housing Across the Life Course (CRESSH) contributing with several other team members to the HEAL project. She has co-authored more than 65 research and policy publications on a variety of subjects from food to housing to health care. Prior to joining Children’s HealthWatch, Ms. 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. Ms. 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.

Ms. Ettinger de Cuba received her BA from the University of Michigan and her MPH in International Health from Boston University School of Public Health, where she is also currently a doctoral candidate in Health Services Research.


Health of Children Classified as Underweight by CDC Reference but Normal by WHO Standard
May 21, 2013

Are Food Insecurity’s Health Impacts Underestimated in the U.S. Population? Marginal Food Insecurity Also Predicts Adverse the Health Outcomes in U.S. Children and Mothers.
Advances in Nutrition
January 1, 2013

WIC Participation and Attenuation of Stress-Related Child Health Risks of Household Food Insecurity and Caregiver Depressive Symptoms
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
May 1, 2012

Household Hardships, Public Programs and their Association with the Health and Development of Very Young Children: Insights from Children’s HealthWatch
Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy For Children at Risk
February 1, 2012

Housing Insecurity and the Health of Very Young Children
American Journal of Public Health
August 1, 2011