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Stephanie Rosado

University of South Florida

Social Work



Stephanie is a doctorate student at the University of South Florida (USF) School of Social Work. She started her doctoral journey after a diverse background of professional experiences. She is a retired professional athlete and worked as a licensed social work supervisor in a child welfare agency in Philadelphia. She recently finished serving two consecutive terms as an executive committee member for the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (ASWIS). She remains involved with several of the organization's efforts and projects. Stephanie's research interests involve young adult populations diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) and disparities among marginalized populations. Stephanie prides herself in her service to her community. She has founded a monthly support group for USF fellows to build a sense of community among this diverse fellowship of Black/Hispanic doctoral students on the USF campus. She is a member of the USF Status of Latinos (SoL) Presidential Advisory Committee, an ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation, and served as a panelist for an OA workshop co-sponsored by the FDA and Arthritis Foundation. Stephanie enjoys hobbies that involve staying active, spending time at the beach, traveling, digital art, and going out to eat (Stephanie considers herself a "foodie").

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