Stacy Endres-Dighe manages domestic and international epidemiologic studies on HIV, antimicrobial resistance, the safety of the blood supply, and other public health issues. With a background in environmental science and infectious disease epidemiology, she is a strong proponent of the One Health approach.
Ms. Endres-Dighe develops study protocols and provides technical and substantive support for a variety of projects for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies. Currently, she manages NC MInD, the North Carolina Modeling Infectious Diseases Network, an agent-based simulation model of hospital-acquired infections in a regional health care system. She also manages one of the largest studies under REDS III, the Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study III, the United States’ premier research program in blood collection and transfusion safety. She has contributed to several HIV seroprevalence and behavioral surveillance programs in international settings.
Ms. Endres-Dighe joined RTI in 2011 from the National Institute for Environmental Health Science, where she studied potential causes of cancer and other diseases among farmers and their families. Her international experience includes work in Benin, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Laos, Peru, and South Sudan.