Kevin Stephenson, MD, is an Instructor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He sees patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Stephenson has a BA (English Literature, Biology) from Washington University in St. Louis and an MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Stephenson studies acute and chronic forms of malnutrition in children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. The focus of his research is on clinical trials investigating treatments for malnutrition in Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Ghana.
Particular interests include improving the formulations of therapeutic foods used to treat malnutrition in children and pregnant women, refining treatment of moderate acute malnutrition, and prevention and treatment of stunting and wasting using insights from study of the fecal microbiome and metabolome as well as from investigation of the small bowel inflammatory disorder, environmental enteric dysfunction.