About the Organization

Meet the People Behind Our Research Consulting Firm

Stevens Scientific Services LLC is composed of professionals with impressive credentials in their fields. Learn more about them and their qualifications.

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Richard L Stevens, PhD

Dr. Stevens was a member of the Departments of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital for 36 years. He was the first PhD to achieve the rank of full Professor at those institutions. In 2015, Dr. Stevens became a Professor at the University of New South Wales, St. George Hospital, and University of Newcastle which are prominent academic institutions in Australia. He is presently Professor Emeritus at Harvard Medical School.

A Leader in Scientific Research

As noted in Research Gate and Google Scholars, Dr. Stevens is a leader in the fields of immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology. His scientific publications have been cited 17,000 times, with a citation rate  of 300 a year over the last three decades. Many of his publications can be downloaded for free at his Research Gate site or from his  personal website..

Research Citations

On average, each of Dr. Stevens’s publications has been cited 77 times. This is a much higher rate than every peer-reviewed, non-clinical scientific journal in the world. That includes Nature (43 impact factor) and Science (21 impact factor). He is rated in the top 1-2% of all scientists evaluated at Research Gate.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Established Investigator Award - American Heart Association (Dallas, Texas)
  • Established Investigator Award - Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Established Investigator Award - Harvard Club of Australia Foundation (Sydney, Australia)
  • Established Investigator Award - St. George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (Sydney, Australia)
  • F1000 Faculty-Member-of-the-Year in Immunology

Support From Foundations and Agencies

For more than four decades, Dr. Stevens was continuously funded by private foundations worldwide as well as government health agencies in the United States and Australia. These organizations are listed below:

  • National Institutes of Health in America
  • Australian Research Council
  • National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia
  • American Arthritis Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • Kroc Foundation
  • Milton Foundation
  • Harvard Club of Australia Foundation
  • St. George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation
  • Sao Paulo Research Foundation
  • Mastocytosis Society

Grant Writing Expertise

Dr. Stevens was a member of numerous national and international peer-review committees due to the breath and quality of his biomedical research. He also was funded continuously for 4 decades. Because of his extensive knowledge of scientific grant writing, he is quite knowledgeable in terms of what is needed to get a grant application funded in a highly competitive environment.

Organizing Scientific Meetings

Dr. Stevens organized numerous medium-sized local, national, and international scientific meetings. Stevens Scientific Services LLC can handle the location, funding, and/or creation of a meeting’s scientific and social programs.

Editing Journals and Textbooks

Dr. Stevens is keenly aware of what is needed to get a study published in a first-rate scientific journal, which is highly beneficial for scientists whose first language is not English. His impressive experience includes:

  • Reviewing nearly every top scientific journal in the world
  • Handling the peer review of thousands of submitted scientific studies
  • Being an Associate Editor of the Journal of Immunology
  • Being a member of the Editorial Boards of:
  • Journal of Biochemistry
  • Journal of Clinical Immunology
  • Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Advising Government Leaders

With his extensive knowledge, Dr. Stevens has advised members of the House of Representatives and Senate, as well as candidates running for the President of the United States, on matters concerning major diseases affecting humanity.

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Yolanda Stevens

Ms. Stevens is an entrepreneur who has run a successful minority-owned business for decades. She’s the former Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Northend Agents which is one of the largest African-American newspapers in the United States. Her newspaper has a circulation of ~40,000. She turned over its day-to-day operations to her eldest daughter, but Ms. Stevens is still active in Northend Agents in an advisory capacity. She’s been honored by the NAACP.

A Hands-On Newspaper Editor

During her time as Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Stevens managed Northend Agents at every level. That included leading its staff and reporters, as well as controlling the paper’s content and layout. She also edited its articles and sold its advertisements to deal with the paper’s finances. Her newspaper allowed Ms. Stevens to help liaise varied community events in Connecticut.

Founder of The REAL Magazine

Ms. Stevens also has considerable expertise in social media and online publishing. She has created and co-edited THE REAL magazine, which provided an opportunity for talented young writers to showcase their work. This magazine deals with Real Talk, Real Issues, Real Solutions, and Real Teen experiences. It strives to reach out to the next generation of Americans by focusing on topics that are of genuine interest to them and to offer solutions to the unique problems they face.

Empowering People of Color

Ms. Stevens is a highly-driven mover and shaker. She is an accomplished writer who has won numerous awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and other highly respected groups for her leadership in Connecticut’s Black and Hispanic populations.

Giving Back to the Community

Using Northend Agents as the annex to Hartford’s urban population, Ms. Stevens worked diligently with the city’s leaders and elected officials to improve the community. She had a visible presence in the city’s school system and also ran a remarkably successful internship program. Through this, she left an indelible mark on the community, especially to the education of its youth.

Bridging the Health Gap Affecting Minorities

Since Ms. Stevens is African American, she is keenly aware of the unique health and economic problems of the minorities. These include the health care disparities that Blacks and Hispanics face versus Caucasians. For example, COVID-19-infected African Americans are two and three-fold more likely to require hospitalization than infected Caucasians and Asians. One of her goals is to use this company to address some of the major health problems in America.

Other Experiences

Ms. Stevens participated in several public speaking engagements. In addition, she is familiar in dealing with local and state politicians who want to expand their base into minority communities.