Skip to main content

Stephanie Koning

IPR Postdoctoral Fellow

IPR Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD, Population Health/Epidemiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018


View CV | Twitter: @sm_koning | Personal Web Page

Stephanie Koning is a social epidemiologist and demographer with primary interests in biosocial determinants of maternal and child health; structural violence and social stress; and the health implications of migration and displacement. She has led or co-led multiple data collection projects using survey, interview, and ethnographic methods, and uses quantitative analytical techniques from biostatistics, machine learning, and quasi-experimental design. Her work focuses on global health and inequalities, particularly in North American and Southeast Asian settings.

She is currently a member of the biological anthropology lab at Northwestern University and is involved in multiple ongoing research projects. This includes work with a multidisciplinary team at Northwestern to study the role of early life stress and chronic inflammation in US population health disparities and birth outcomes. She also continues to work on research stemming from her dissertation, in which she designed and implemented a survey of over 800 mother-child dyads to investigate the biosocial determinants of maternal and child health in a population affected by violence and displacement at the Thai-Myanmar border.