Stephen Petterson

Stephen Petterson, PhD, is a health service researcher and the former director of the Robert Graham Center (and the current interim research director). He has been a research professor at George Washington University, working with the Mullan Institute, since 2021. His work covers a wide range of topics, including the primary care workforce, medical education, social determinants of health, primary care and mental health, and creating “measures that matter” for primary care providers. Previously, as a sociologist and social statistician, he was on faculty at the University of Virginia, and a researcher at the Southeastern Rural Mental Health Research Center. Dr. Petterson has taught courses in graduate and undergraduate statistics, welfare policy, and problems of urban life and sociology of work. He earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin and an undergraduate degree in sociology and anthropology from Haverford College. February 2023

Publications by Stephen Petterson