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Kristefer Stojanovski, PhD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor

Research Director, Partners for Advancing Health Equity
Kristefer Stojanovski standing, arms crossed, in front of a column, wearing a bow tie, smiling

Education & Affiliations

PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan
MPH in Epidemiology, University of Michigan
MPH in Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan
BS in Anthropology-Zoology, University of Michigan

Biography

Kristefer Stojanovski, PhD, MPH is an interdisciplinary, global health, systems science population health scientist. With training in epidemiology, health policy, and the social and behavioral sciences, Dr. Stojanovski leverages interdisciplinary and community-based methods to conduct research to discern the structural determinants of health among LGBTQ+ and diverse ethnic groups globally. Dr. Stojanovski's work utilizes a breadth of theories and methods, such as Complex Systems Theory, intersectionality, mixed-methods, policy analysis, multi-level modeling, community-based participatory research, and evidence synthesis. He also conducts evaluation research on health systems strengthening strategies. Dr. Stojanovski's research is applied in nature, helping to support community-based organizations in utilizing science for their programming, practice, and advocacy. At Tulane, Dr. Stojanovski furthers health equity research with a growing body of evidence synthesis research. While no single study can examine the system of risks, our body of scientific evidence does, and, thus, synthesizing science to make sense of interconnections and feedback loops are critical to achieving health equity. Utilizing systematic review methods, Dr. Stojanovski creates systems maps to examine the totality of factors that create health inequities. Dr. Stojanovski conducts research in North Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Rwanda, Kenya, and the United States. Dr. Stojanovski is the research director of the Partners for Advancing Health Equity Learning Collaborative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Stojanovski completed his doctorate in health education and behavior at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. During his doctoral studies, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar and a National Institute of Minority Health & Health Disparities Global Alliance for Training in Health Equity Research fellow. Dr. Stojanovski has also completed dual master’s degrees in public health epidemiology and in health management and policy at the University of Michigan, and is a former Fulbright to North Macedonia. 

Research Areas

LGBTQ+ Health

Global Health

Systems Science

Evidence Synthesis

Policy

Honors & Awards

Fulbright Award, 2013-2014

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Policy Research Scholar (2016-2021)

National Institute of Minority Health & Health Disparities, Global Alliance for Training in Health Equity (2020-2021)

Publications

Please view Dr. Stojanovski's publications at his NCBI link.

Courses

SPHL 8200: Public Health & Social Policy