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Nathan Stupiansky PhD

Nathan  Stupiansky PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion Sciences Department

Campus PO Box: 210202
Drachman Hall A204
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-5453


Dr. Stupiansky received his PhD in Health Behavior and MS in Health Promotion from Indiana University. He completed a fellowship in Adolescent Health and Infectious Diseases at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where his research and training focused on behavioral determinants of sexual health among adolescents. He has published more than 20 peer reviewed journal articles and a book chapter related to adolescent risk behaviors, sexual health, and management of chronic illnesses. Most recently, Dr. Stupiansky was faculty in Adolescent Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine where his research agenda, including an NIH-funded career development award, aimed at improving clinical outcomes among adolescents during their transition to living independently as emerging adults. As the incoming Director of Adolescent Health Programs within the Center for Border Health at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at The University of Arizona, Dr. Stupiansky will continue his translational research with adolescents and emerging adults by developing programs with community partners focused on improving health outcomes in border impact areas within the state of Arizona.

Research Synopsis

Dr. Stupiansky’s research focuses on understanding the contextual factors related to adolescent health and the use of technology to improve clinical health outcomes. He is currently completing an NIH K01 award to develop a web-based support tool to help adolescents manage type 1 diabetes during the transition out of their parents’ homes. This clinically delivered technology merges peer experiences with clinical best practices to provide strategies and develop skills to manage diabetes in high-risk situations, while also linking adolescents to health care in order to bridge any gaps during transition. Dr. Stupiansky has also led and been an investigator on several grants to increase HPV vaccine acceptability among adolescents, specifically males, in both clinical and real-world settings.

Expertise: Adolescent health; sexual health promotion; translational research
Research interests: STI screening and prevention; Diabetes prevention and management

The University of Arizona