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Stephen C. Alder, Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Professor, Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation - Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine - Adjunct Professor, Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Divisions: Epidemiology, General OB/GYN, Public Health

Academic Office Information

(801) 213-1439

Gardner Commons
Office for Global Engagement
260 Central Campus Dr, Room: Rm 3105
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Research Interests

  • Global Health and Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Health Ecology
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Community-Based Primary Healthcare
  • Integrating Public Health & Clinical Medicine
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Policy
  • Health & Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurism
  • Biostatistical, Epidemiological & Research Methods

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Research Statement

My research focuses on optimizing health through human-centric and system-changing development. My current work focuses on how to engage communities to build capacity for accessing resources needed to achieve high quality health. This includes working with both researchers and community groups across an array of research topics. I also lead research that is focused on translational and implementation science aimed at improving community-based health resources and developing community capacity for improving public health. I am currently working on creation of community-based approaches to developing primary health resources that are integrated into the broader health system. I also serve as a consulting expert on health workforce modeling to guide strategies for developing health professionals. I am helping to develop a research program focused on the integration of strengthening community health and creating pathways for self-reliance through economic development. I continue to serve as a collaborating expert on research projects where I provide guidance on health behavior theory, research methods and biostatistics. My research activities are both domestic and international, with a record of extramurally funded projects that have been conducted locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

Education History

Graduate Training University of Oxford
Executive MBA
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Health Promotion and Education, Community Health Emphasis
Graduate Training University of Utah
Family Ecology
Undergraduate University of Utah
Environment and Behavior

Global Impact

Grand Rounds

Description Country
Alder, SC and Gay, GD, Global Public Health Grand Rounds, "Creating Value", University of Utah Ghana


Date Role Description Country
01/01/2018 President Ghana
01/15/2011 Member & Advisor Board of Governors, Kpong, Ghana Ghana
03/01/2017 Acting President Kpong, Ghana Ghana