R. Y. Stallings
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
- Stallings, Rebecca Y., with: Emilian Karugendo: Female circumcision and HIV infection in Tanzania: For better or for worse?, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (24 July 2005–27 July 2005). 3rd International AIDS Society Conference. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
Rebecca Stallings, NCIS (National Coalition of Independent Scholars). Retrieved 13 October 2021.