Steven P. Schinke, PhD

Steven P. Schinke, PhD

inducted in 2011 Fellow

Steven Schinke is the D’Elbert and Selma Keenan Professor at Columbia University and is adjunct professor of public health at Weill Cornell Medical College. During his 25 years at Columbia and previously, when he was with the University of Washington, Steven has focused his research on the development and testing of prevention programs aimed at behavioral health problems among children and adolescents, with a particular focus on youths from ethnic-racial backgrounds and adolescent girls.

Steven’s research has been supported by various institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. He has also been supported by the W.T. Grant Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Kaiser Family Foundation, Smart Family Foundation, and other private foundations.

In addition to other forums, findings from Steven’s research have appeared in the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and New England Journal of Medicine. Steven was the founding president of the Society for Prevention Research, and serves as Associate Editor of the Society’s journal, Prevention Science. He chairs the Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions Study Section within the NIH Center for Scientific Review.

Steven received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and he served in the United States Air Force, with postings domestically and in Okinawa.