Stephanie Pickett

Stephanie Pickett


Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: 274 Nursing and Instructional Building
Telephone: 336‐256-1462


Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2013-14
PhD – Wayne State University, School of Nursing, 2012
MSN – Duke University, 2000
BSN – Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing, 1986

Area of Expertise

Dr. Pickett has expertise in the use of quantitative methodologies for psychosocial measures. Her work has been funded by Sigma Theta Tau International and University of North Carolina Greensboro Faculty Grants.

Areas of Research Interest

Dr. Pickett’s program of research focuses on reduction of hypertension related risk factors among African Americans with a specific interest in psychosocial factors that influence weight management such as weight beliefs, chronic stress, depression, and eating behavior patterns. She is currently a co-investigator for an internal grant that examines sleep deficiencies and body weight in young Black adults. The overarching goal of her research is to develop interventions that will help to eliminate cardiovascular health disparities among African Americans and other vulnerable populations.


Dr. Pickett serves as the Research Committee chair for the Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Zeta chapter, and services as a Grants and Abstract Committee reviewer for the Southern Nursing Research Society. Dr. Pickett is also a peer reviewer for multiple nursing journals.