- Senior Research Investigator
- Cedar Crest College, BS, Biology/Psychology
- Lehigh University, MA, Sociology
- Chestnut Hill College, MS/PsyD, Clinical Psychology
Shana Stites is a clinical psychologist and quantitative researcher. She joined the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy as a Senior Research Investigator within the Penn Project on Precision Medicine for the Brain (P3MB). In this role, Dr. Stites works with P3MB investigators to lead and conduct studies addressing ethical, legal, and social challenges that arise in the context of precision medicine for neurological and psychiatric diseases.
Dr. Stites has led and collaborated on studies addressing a range of topics related to health and social policy. She has investigated disparities in the US justice system, healthcare system, and food system. Her scholarship draws upon principles and methods of psychology, public health, systems theory, epidemiology, and biostatistics.
Dr. Stites received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College and her MA in Sociology from Lehigh University. Her clinical concentration was in neuropsychology with a special interest in multicultural competency. She has written, taught, and presented papers on topics related to the health-related applications of geographic information systems and other applied research methods.