MD, MSPH, FASTMH
Name: Lex Grundorf
Mail: Mayo Memorial Building, MMC 250, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455
Dr. William Stauffer is a Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He also holds appointments in the Pediatrics and in the School of Public Health. He is the Director of Human Migration and Health at the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility. His clinical practice is at Regions Hospital, Infectious Diseases, with an outpatient practice at the Travel and Tropical Medicine Specialty Clinic. He is an expert in travel and tropical medicine working in clinical medicine, surveillance, and policy development. Since 2005 he has served as the Lead Medical Advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (Immigrant, Refugee, Migrant Health Branch) where he works on issues of human mobility and how it effects human health (e.g. refugee & immigrant health). He Co-Directs the UMN/CDC Global Health Course and other online courses. He works extensively overseas in clinical medicine education, research and in public health in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle east. He is the director for the United Nations Migration Agency, University of Minnesota Collaborative. He is also a co-PI for a new COVID National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants. His research areas have included refugee and immigrant health issues, infectious disease surveillance, diagnostics, neglected tropical diseases, evaluations of public health programs. He acts as an advisor to the European Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and chairs an Inter-Governmental Refugee Health Work-Group aimed at aligning medical management of refugees.
Primary work is on infections and diseases in mobile populations including refugees, immigrants, migrants, and travelers. Currently working on prevention of importation of malaria into the United States through African VFR travelers, point-of-care diagnostics (e.g. malaria, Loa loa), soil-transmitted helminths and other neglected tropical diseases, zoonotic infections, drug pricing for neglected diseases, and cost-evaluation of public health interventions.
- Dr. Stauffer is working with Indiana University as Executive Field Director for the Kenya AMPATH program until January 31, 2024. Learn more here
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/International Organization for Migration
Goal: Building a National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants for COVID-19 prevention, contact tracing, and mitigation programs
Program link: https:nrcrim.umn.edu
- United Nations Migration Agency (International Organization for Migration)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Goal: Building bilateral medical capacity for refugee resettlement
Program Link: https:// https://globalhealthcenter.umn.edu/un-mig...
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10/01/2015-09/31/2019
The CENTER: Centers for Excellence, a Network for Training and Epidemiology in Refugee/Newcomer Health.
Goal: Development of a Centers of Clinical, Research and Policy Excellence in Refugee Health
Role: CDC Advisor to Minnesota Grant.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCEZID RVA-CK-14-004) Stauffer (PI) 10/01/14-09/30/19
"Reducing US malaria by testing multiple interventions in a multisite stepped wedge design".
Goal: Three center proposal (Minnesota, Washington DC, NYC-Bronx) to decrease malaria importation into the US through VFR travelers
- Arnold Ventures
Goal: Sole-source, Off-patent Drugs in the United States: Prevalence, Pricing, and Populations Affected
Role: Co-investigator (Dr. Jon Alpern, PI)
Tropical medicine; Parasitology, Travel and Tropical Medicine, General Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Adult Infectious Disease