Lesley Steinman Bio

Lesley Steinman, MSW, MPH

Research Scientist, Health Promotion Research Center, University of Washington School of Public Health

Lesley Steinman is a Research Scientist at the Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC), part of the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. Since 1986, HPRC has conducted applied community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of adults, particularly those with lower incomes and in ethnic/cultural minority populations. One of HPRC’s flagship programs is the Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives, an evidence-based program for adults with depression. Ms. Steinman coordinates HPRC’s efforts around PEARLS dissemination and implementation, providing technical assistance to programs around the country and conducting research to help improve how the program is delivered. Ms. Steinman has also facilitated several systematic literature reviews on screening and interventions to address late-life depression, programs to promote emotional health in older adults, physical activity and exercise interventions to foster cognitive health, and the impact of cognitive impairment on co-occurring multiple chronic conditions. Ms. Steinman holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Sociology from Boston College and Master’s Degrees in Social Work and in Public Health from the University of Washington. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children (age 5 and almost 2) and their dear older tomcat.