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Christina A. Stennett, PhD, MPH

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Education and Training

University of Maryland, College Park, Community Health, B.S.

University of Maryland, College Park, Epidemiology, M.P.H.

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Epidemiology, Ph.D. 


I am an epidemiologist with a history of NIA funding who has incorporated epidemiologic and biostatistical expertise in several health areas, including orthopaedics, aging, and the microbiome. My interdisciplinary research involves exploring measures of socioeconomic status (SES), incorporating participant-reported variables and geocoded neighborhood-level characteristics, in association with health outcomes in diverse populations.

Research/Clinical Keywords

molecular epidemiology, biostatistics, socioeconomic status, aging, microbiota, fracture healing outcomes

Highlighted Publications

Stennett CA, O’Hara NN, Sprague S, Jeray K, Petrisor B, Leekha S, Yimgang DP, Bhandari M, Slobogean G. Effect of Greater Prophylactic Antibiotic Duration in the Treatment of Open Fracture Wounds Differs by Level of Contamination. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Mar;34(3):113-120. PMID: 32084088.

Al Kibria GM, Hashan R, Hossain M, Bin Zaman S, Stennett CA. Clustering of Hypertension, Diabetes, and Overweight/Obesity according to Socioeconomic Status among Bangladeshi Adults. J Biosoc Sci. 2020 Mar 9:1-10. PMID: 32146917.

Stennett CA, Dyer T, He X, Ravel J, Ghanem KG, Brotman RM. A Cross-sectional Pilot Study of Birth Mode and Vaginal Microbiota in Reproductive-Age Women. PLoS One. 2020 Apr 1;15(4):e0228574. PMID: 32236123; PMCID: PMC7112195. Accepted to the PLOS ONE special collection, “The Microbiome Across Biological Systems.”

Al Kibria GM, Hashan R, Hossain M, Bin Zaman S, Stennett CA. Disparities in absolute cardiovascular risk, metabolic syndrome, and other risk factors by income among racial/ethnic groups in middle-aged and older US adults. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2021 Mar 5. PMID: 33674704.

Tuddenham S,* Stennett CA,* He X, Ravel J, Macintyre AN, Cone R, Ghanem KG, Brotman RM. Vaginal cytokine profile and microbiota before and after lubricant use compared with condomless vaginal sex: A preliminary observational study. *Co-first Authors.BMC Infect Dis 21, 973 (2021). PMID: 34537015; PMCID: PMC8449901.

Stennett CA, France M, Shardell M, Robbins SA, Brown SE, Mark K, Ravel J, and Brotman RM. Longitudinal profiles of the vaginal microbiota of pre-, peri-, and postmenopausal women: a secondary analysis of a longitudinal cohort. Menopause. 2024 Feb 5. In Press. 

Awards and Affiliations

2008                College Park Scholars, Science, Discovery and the Universe, citation received

2017                School of Public Health Dean’s Scholar Award, awarded for distinguished graduate performance  

2021                President’s Student Leadership Institute, citations awarded in Effective Leadership and Career Development

Grants and Contracts

08/01/17 - 08/30/18 (Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow: 100%)         PI: M Summers

Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program                                                                                  

National Institutes of Health / MBRS-IMSD


05/01/19 - 05/01/22 (Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow: 100%)         PI: J Magaziner

Epidemiology of Aging Training Program                                                                           

National Institute on Aging T32 AG000262


06/01/22 - 12/30/23 (Principal Investigator: 100%)                       PI: C Stennett

“Socioeconomic and Microenvironmental Factors Associated with the Vaginal Microbiota in Peri- and Post-Menopausal Women”

National Institute on Aging R36-AG072264