University of Wisconsin–Madison

Stephanie Richards

Community Coach

(608) 263-1968

UW Population Health Institute
610 Walnut Street, 546 WARF
Madison, WI 53726

Stephanie Richards is an Outreach Specialist with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Stephanie is the Community Teams Program Lead and as well as the Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program Lead. Stephanie completed her Masters of Public Health at UW-Madison and earned her Bachelors of Social Work at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Stephanie served as an Outreach Specialist for the Center for Health Enhancement System Studies (CHESS). While at CHESS, she trained and coached process improvement collaboratives in 8 states, studied smart phone apps designed to support recovery, worked with Wisconsin communities to help older adults stay in their place of choice safer and longer, and helped state departments of behavioral health change policies to make better use of technology in addiction treatment. Stephanie’s research and program interests include asset-based community engagement, quality improvement, behavioral health, program evaluation, social media, and mobile health.