Dr. Alison Stuebe was recognized for her significant contributions to the field of maternal-fetal medicine.
As a well-known scholar, teacher, mentor, and clinician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stuebe has received a number of professional awards, including a recent grant worth over two million dollars from the National Institutes of Health, awarded to study how changes in maternal and infant hormones form a connection between postpartum depression and breastfeeding. She was also named a Distinguished Scholar of Infant and Young Child Feeding at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Stuebe has perfected the blending of arts and sciences: her ability to translate and communicate her scientific findings to the broader public through tweeting, blogging, and media appearances has had a significant impact on public health programming and policy.
After graduating from Duke University with a BS in biology, Stuebe went on to earn her MD at Washington
University School of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In between practicing medicine and penning dozens of peer-reviewed articles, Stuebe also earned an MSc in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Though she didn’t know it at the time, Stuebe met her husband during one of her four TIP programs between 1986 and 1989. She reconnected with TIP alumnus Geoff Green later on at Duke, and they were eventually married by Gerald Wilson, one of their TIP instructors.