Sandte Stanley is a first-generation Black and Native American (Muscogee (Creek)) doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Washington State University (WSU). Broadly, Sandte studies racial and ethnic health and mortality disparities as they relate to social determinants of health, racism, and discrimination. Currently, her dissertation explores the association between the high mortality burden among racial and ethnic minorities and experiences of historical racial trauma and social inequities in Washington state. She has also spent much of her career investigating and publishing research pertaining to the prevention of breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer.
Sandte received a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in Psychology with minors in Bioethics and Health Promotion, a Master of Public Health from Emory University, and Master of Arts in Sociology from Rice University. Her work has been supported by the WSU Research Assistantship for Diverse Scholars (RADS), the WSU William Julius Wilson Summer Health Equity Fellowship, and ORISE Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.