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Rebecca Stone

Rebecca Stone, Ph.D. Lecturer


Public health and criminal justice, with a focus on gender, race and class; violence against women; women and substance use.

Research Interest

Public health approaches to issues of crime and justice; violence against women; women and substance use; qualitative methodology; developmental and life-course theories.

Educational Background

B.A. Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
M.S. Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
M.P.H., Michigan State University
Ph.D., Michigan State University


Rebecca Stone holds an M.S., M.P.H. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on a public health approach to criminal justice topics, with an emphasis on issues of gender, race and class disparities in health and justice. Rebecca’s research interests include issues of maternal, child and infant health, violence against women, substance abuse and addiction studies, and desistance from offending. Rebecca’s dissertation research examined the process of desistance from substance use during pregnancy and the transition to motherhood. Her teaching interests include topics such as violence against women, qualitative research methods, drugs and crime, and criminological theory.