Candace Stewart

Candace Stewart, MPH

Co-Chair

Candace Stewart, MPH is a graduate of Philadelphia University, now known as Thomas Jefferson University (2011), and completed her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management in 2016 at Stony Brook University.  Candace has worked in research since 2009, where she worked as a Quality Improvement Research Associate for the Yale-New Haven Stroke Center.  While she pursued her master’s degree, she worked as a Research Program Coordinator for the World Trade Center Health and Wellness Program in Long Island, NY.  Here, her research focused on investigating the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and pre-mature cognitive impairment in 9/11 responders.  After spending years researching trauma in police officers, Candace made the move to Boston where she currently works as a Clinical Research Manager for the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement at Boston Children’s Hospital.  In addition to her work in research, Candace hopes to join a medical school program where she can pursue a dual doctoral degree in medicine and philosophy with a focus on Health Policy and Management.  Her ultimate goal is to work for an academic medical institution as an MD/PhD dividing her time between pediatric trauma surgery and health policy research in an effort to eliminate health care disparities.