Title and Department
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Epidemiology
Professional bio
Staci Sudenga, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Sudenga earned her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and pursued training at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa as a postdoctoral fellow under the R25T Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer training award. Her research program focuses on infections and cancer, the natural history of infections, and the synergy between infections. The goal is to identify modifiable factors associated with acquisition of infections and to identify biologically meaningful associations between the host and pathogen that can be translated into primary prevention efforts, early diagnosis, or treatment.

Dr. Sudenga is the principal investigator on a contract through the Merck Investigator Studies Program investigating “The role of genital warts in HIV acquisition among men participating in a longitudinal study from the United States, Brazil, and Mexico.”

She is enthusiastic about the potential research collaborations and opportunities at Vanderbilt.