R. Y. Stallings

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Rebecca Y. Stallings, M.S.[a 1], MHS[a 2], holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia (1976), a master's degree in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (1982), and a master's degree in Geospatial Sciences from Missouri State University (2017).[1]

From 1977 through 2000, she worked on a wide variety of research projects led by professors in the schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine in her successive positions in Epidemiology, Maternal & Child Health, and International Health in the School of Public Health and Infectious Disease in the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University as a Biostatistician/Data Analyst/Programmer, initially as staff and later as faculty. Simultaneously, she worked closely with many graduate students on the analysis of their doctoral/master’s degree research. She also taught a doctoral Nursing research course and a graduate summer data management course during this period.[1]

From 2001-2002, Ms. Stallings was on the faculty of the graduate program now known as Community Health & Policy at Morgan State University, where she taught Biostatistics and worked collaboratively with other faculty members.[1]

From 2002-2005, she worked for a private company in Maryland (χ2 Statisticus Consultoris [?], ORC MACRO [?]) in the division specializing in international demographic and health surveys as a Senior International Health Specialist.[1]

The research topics of greatest interest to her are, specifically: 1) risk factors for infection and transmission of infectious diseases and their spatial distristibution, especially in developing countries and 2) risk factors for and spatial distribution of environmentally-linked illnesses.[1]

Circumcision promotion

In 2005, she presented an analysis of the 2003-04 Tanzania HIV/AIDS Indicator Survey (the THIS) which finds that HIV rates are significantly lower in circumcised women (see publication).



  1. REFweb Master of Science, Wikipedia. Retrieved 13 October 2021. (Latin: magisterii scientiae; also abbreviated MS, MSc, M.Sc., SM, S.M., ScM or Sc.M.)
  2. REFweb Master of Health Science, Wikipedia. Retrieved 13 October 2021. (Also abbreviated as M.H.Sc.)


  1. a b c d e REFweb Rebecca Stallings, NCIS (National Coalition of Independent Scholars). Retrieved 13 October 2021.