Kevin Stein, PhD, FAPOS

Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Population & Health Research

Dr. Kevin Stein is the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Population & Health Research (CIPHR) at MaineHealth Institute for Research.  In this role, he oversees the strategic planning and overall scientific leadership for CIPHR, including its 22 employees.  In addition to serving as the Director of CIPHR, Dr. Stein holds an appointment as an adjunct Associate Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.  His research focuses on identifying and addressing the factors that impact the quality of life of cancer survivors as well as developing, implementing, and testing evidence-based interventions to address psychosocial issues in those affected by cancer.  Dr. Stein has provided direct care to individuals with cancer and has led federal and industry-funded research programs focusing on patient-centered issues among individuals with chronic disease.  He has over 25 years industry experience in non-profit, higher education, and academic clinical research settings and has expertise in population sciences, health care delivery research, health behavior interventions, program development and evaluation, dissemination of evidence-based healthcare solutions, and quality improvement in health care settings.

Dr. Stein earned his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (minor in Public Health) from the University of South Florida and completed an APA-accredited internship at the James Haley Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.  Prior to joining MaineHealth Institute for Research as the Director of CIPHR, Dr. Stein coordinated supportive care and programmatic activities for cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones treated at the Wellstar Heath Care facilities across the state of Georgia. He also previously served as the Executive Director of the Cancer Support Community’s Research and Training Institute as well as Vice President of Behavioral Research for the American Cancer Society, where he worked for 17 years. He is the author of more than 90 publications and his work has been funded by the National Cancer Institute (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  He is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), and is a Fellow of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (FAPOS).

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