Stephanie Gimenez Stahlberg

Stephanie Gimenez Stahlberg, MA

Research Assistant, PovGov

Encina Hall
616 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

Research Interests

Social policy, poverty alleviation, children and youth at risk, crime and violence, and governance


Stephanie is a Research Assistant at the Poverty | Violence | Governance (PovGov) Lab at CDDRL, and a PhD candidate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her PhD dissertation examines the evolution of homicide rates in Brazil since 1980, and the role of organized criminal groups. At the PovGov Lab, she is engaged with projects concerning police reform in Mexico, youth at risk in Brazil and Mexico, and violence, the police and criminal groups in Rio de Janeiro. As a consultant for USAID, she is also working on developing a survey tool for identifying youth that are at risk for engaging in crime and violence, and measuring risk level changes over time.

Stephanie uses a mixed-method approach of combining qualitative evidence with quantitative data. She is originally from Brazil, and holds an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.