Bill Stauffer, MD, MSPH, FASTMH

Director, Human Migration & Health

Portrait of Bill Stauffer

United States

Dr. Bill Stauffer is a Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine and also holds appointments in the Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases departments & in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. 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 affects 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 in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. His research areas have included refugee and immigrant health issues, 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.