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2015-16 James Marshall Fellow

Dr. Steve Newell served as SPSSI's James Marshall Public Policy Fellow during the 2015-2016 fellowship year. As a fellow, Dr. Newell worked in the office of Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), where his focus was health policy. Dr. Newell's policy interests include health disparities, health care access and quality, social determinants of health, and civil rights issues.

Prior to serving as SPSSI's Marshall Fellow, Dr. Newell received a Ph.D. in Psychology and an M.S. in Medical Science with an emphasis on health outcomes and policy from the University of Florida. As a graduate student, he received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

Broadly, Dr. Newell's work has focused on how people perceive and respond to their social environment, the psychological and structural factors that affect the health care process and health outcomes, and the promotion of evidence-based policy addressing health and social issues. Dr. Newell has conducted research, designed programs and materials, and collaborated with the Wellness Incentives and Navigation (WIN) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Southeast Center for Research to Reduce Disparities in Oral Health, the National Association of School Nurses, and other health-oriented organizations.