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Alexis Stoner, PhD, MPH

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Alexis Stoner, PhD, MPH
Discipline Chair for Epidemiology, Community and Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Department/Discipline: Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Campus: Carolinas
Office: 244
Fax: 864-804-6991
Email: Contact

Alexis Stoner has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Kenyon College, a Master’s degree in Public Health from The Ohio State University, and recently earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Instructional Design and Technology from Virginia Tech. During her Ph.D program, her dissertation explored incorporating mindfulness as an instructional strategy to enhance reflection within a situation learning environment. Currently, her research focuses on incorporating mindfulness within medical education, designing authentic learning experiences for undergraduate medical students, along with developing educational public health initiatives to improve health outcomes among underserved populations. She has also spent time exploring hygiene and water accessibility at our international outreach sites.


Year Institution Degree
2016 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University PhD - Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design and Technology
2012 The Ohio State University School of Public Health MPH - specialization in Environmental Health Science
2009 Kenyon College BA - Biology

Research Interests

With a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate in instructional design and technology, I have a unique expertise of knowledge and understanding of how to effectively design, implement, and evaluate educational interventions that will improve the health outcomes of populations. I have either been the lead investigator or participated in a wide variety of research studies including qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and also evaluation studies including quality assessment and quality improvement. Additionally, as a public health practitioner, I have the experience and knowledge of researching and addressing pertinent community health issues through both research and outreach efforts. Currently, my research interests and areas focus on incorporating mindfulness within medical education, community mental health issues, designing authentic learning experiences for undergraduate medical students, along with developing educational public health initiatives to improve health outcomes among underserved populations.


Year Faculty Citation PMID
2018 Alexis Stoner, Hanna Sahhar

Freud K, Caroll H, Von Harten E, Stoner A, Sahhar H.  PLAY - Promoting Lifelong Activity in Youth - an Osteopathic Approach to Engage Children in Physical Activity While Incorporating Step Tracking Devices. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2018 Winter-Spring; 10(2).

2018 Alexis Stoner, Matthew Cannon

Stoner AM, Cannon M, Shan L, Plewa D, Caudell C, Johnson L. The Other 45: Improving patients' chronic disease self-management and medical students’ communication skills. JAOA. 2018 Nov;118:703-712. PMID: 30398568.

2018 Alexis Stoner

Alfonso G, Keller D, Eckman C, Hass J, Stoner AM, Ables AZ, Rovito MJ. Psychosocial components of concussion reporting among adolescent athletes. Osteopathic Family Physician. 2018 Jul;10(4):10-15.

2017 Alexis Stoner, Hanna Sahhar

Martin A, Harrison B, Sahhar HS, Stoner A. Continuing to PLAY (Promoting Lifelong Activity in Youth). An Osteopathic Approach to Preventing Childhood Obesity. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2017 Fall; 10(1).

2016 Alexis Stoner, Matthew Cannon

Martingano D, Cannon MD, Williams S, Stoner A.  An Osteopathic Approach to the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer. Osteopathic Family Physician. 2016;8(1):42-50.

2015 Teresa Johnson, Alexis Stoner, Matthew Cannon, Mary Prater

Prater R, Johnson TR, Stoner AM, Cannon MD, Sriranganathan N. Animals, Humans and the Environment in the Epidemiology of Chikungunya Virus [case study]. AAVMC/APTR. 2015:

2014 Alexis Stoner

Fletcher EN, Whitaker RC, Marino AJ, Anderson SE. Screen time at home and school among low-income children attending Head Start. Child Indicators Research. 2014 Jun;7(2):421-36.

2013 Alexis Stoner

Stoner AM, Anderson SE, Buckley TJ. Ambient air toxics respiratory risk and asthma prevalence among US kindergarten age children. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 18;8(9):e75176.

2012 Alexis Stoner

Marino, AJ, Fletcher, EN, Whitaker, RC, Anderson, SE. Amount and environmental predictors of outdoor playtime at home and school: a cross-sectional analysis of a national sample of preschool-aged children attending Head Start. Health and Place. 2012 Nov; 18(6):1224-30. PMID: 23000895.