William Stauffer, MD, MSPH, CTropMed®, FASTMH

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

William Stauffer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine 
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 250
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Tom Zuhars

Administrative Phone
612-624-9996

Administrative Email
zuhar001@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-625-4410

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine


Tropical and Travel Medicine Physician


Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Medicine/Pediatrics Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Infectious Disease, Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Tropical Medicine, Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Summary

Dr. Bill Stauffer is a Professor Departments of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. He also holds appointments in the Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases & in the School of Public Health. He is clinical faculty in Infectious Diseases HealthPartners Specialties Center/Regions Hospital. He is an expert in travel and tropical medicine working in clinical medicine, surveillance and policy development. He serves 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. travel medicine, 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, most recently in Tanzania, Uganda, Thailand, Malaysia. His research areas have included infectious disease surveillance, malaria diagnostics, neglected tropical diseases, cost evaluation of public health programs, strongyloidiasis and viral hepatitis. 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. 

Areas of Expertise

  • How human mobility affects infectious diseases.

Expertise

  • How human mobility affects infectious diseases.

Awards & Recognition

  • Advisor. Regional Emmy® Award (Upper Midwest). The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Recognition for contribution to the Regional Emmy® winning production “American Heart”. Topical Documentary. (2014)
  • Fellow, Inaugural year. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
  • Nakano Citation. Honor Award Certificate. National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013)
  • Director’s Recognition Award. National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011)
  • Health Equity Award. National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009)
  • Honor Award for exemplary partnership in clinical and epidemiologic monitoring of illness related to international travel. National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009)
  • Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Selected as only Minnesotan in the top U.S. Travel Physicians. (2007)
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center Education Excellence Award. (2006)

Research

Publications

  • Swanson SJ, Phares CR, Mamo B, Smith KE, Cetron MS, Stauffer WM. Albendazole therapy and enteric parasites in United States-Bound Refugees. N Engl J Med 2012;366:1498-507.
  • Barnett E, Weld L, McCarthy A, So H, Walker PF, Stauffer W, Martin Cetron for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network§. Spectum of illness in international migrants seen at GeoSentinal Clinics in 1997-1999, Part 1: US-bound migrants evaluated by comprehensive protocol-based health assessment. Clin Infect Dis 2013;56(7):913-924.
  • O’Neal S, Townes J, Wilkins P, Noh J, Lee D, Rodriquez S, Garcia H, Stauffer W. Seroprevalence of antibodies against Taenia solium cystercercosis among U.S.-bound refugees. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;85:405-408.
  • Stauffer WM, Painter J, Mamo B, Kaiser R, Weinberg W, Berman S. Short Report. Sexually transmitted infections in newly arrived refugees; is routine testing for Neisseria gonorrheae and Chlamydia trachomatis infection indicated? Amer J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;86(2):292-295.
  • LaRocque RC, Rao SR, Lee J, Ansdell V, Yates JA, Schwartz BS, Knouse M, Cahill J, Hagmann S, Vinetz J, Connor BA, Goad JA, Oladele A, Alvarez S, Stauffer W, et al. Global TravEpiNet: A National Consortium of Clinics Providing Care to International Travelers—Analysis of demographics, travel destinations, and pre-travel health care of high-risk US International Travelers, 2009-2011. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;54(4):455-462.
  • Phares CR, Kapella BK, Doney AC, Arguin PM, Green M, Mekonnen L, Galev A, Weinberg W, Stauffer WM. Presumptive treatment to reduce imported malaria among East African Refugees in the United States. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011;85:612-615.
  • Balsam AB, Cook BA, Hendel-Paterson BR, Walker PF, Stauffer WM, Boulware BD. Impact of Global Health Residency Training on Medical Knowledge of Immigrant Health. Am J Trop Med Hyg.2011;85:405-408.
  • Hagmann S, Neugebauer R, Schwartz E, Perret C, Castelli F, Barnett ED, Stauffer WM. Illness in children after international travel: Analysis from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. Pediatrics 2010;125:e1079-e1080.
  • Stauffer WM, Cartwright CP, Olson DA, Juni BA, Taylor CM, Bowers SH, Hanson KL, Rosenblatt JE, Boulware DR. Superior diagnostic performance of malaria rapid diagnostic tests as compared to blood smears in U.S. clinic practice. Clin Infect Dis 2009;49;908-913.
  • Bacaner N, Stauffer B, Boulware DR, Walker PR, Keystone JS. Travel medicine for North American visiting friends and relatives. JAMA 2004;291:2856-2864.
  • Myhree K, Stauffer WM, Cetron M. Neglected tropical disease control and elimination: is human displacement an Achilles heel? PLoS Negl Trop Dis March 9, 2015. (doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.00035353): e0003535. (Mentored Paper)
  • Yun K, Matheson J, Payton C, Scott KC, Stone BL, Song L, Stauffer WM, et al. Health Profiles of Newly-Arrived Refugee Children in Four States, 2006-2012. Am J Pub Health. Accepted Pending
  • Cuffe K, Stauffer WM, Painter J, et al. Notes from the field: Update: vitamin B12 deficiency among Bhutanese refugees resettling in the United States, 2012. MMWR. 2014;63:607. (Mentored paper)
  • Alpern JD, Stauffer WM, Kesselheim AS. Perspective. High-cost generic drugs--Implications for patients and policy makers. N Engl J Med. 2014;371:1859-62. (Mentored Paper)
  • Kesselheim AS, Alpern JD, Stauffer WM. High-cost generic drugs—implications for patients and policy makers. N Engl J Med 2015;372(7):686

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Global Health (Director of the UMN/CDC Global Health) Course; Asian Clinical Tropical Medicine Course

Courses

Global Health

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests

Tropical medicine; Parasitology, Travel and Tropical Medicine, General Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Adult Infectious Disease