Dr. Stacey Griner honored with prestigious ASTDA Young Investigator Award

October 13, 2022 • News

By Sally Crocker

Dr. Stacey Griner
Dr. Stacey Griner

Dr. Stacey Griner with the HSC School of Public Health (SPH) has received the prestigious 2022 Young Investigator Award from the American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association (ASTDA).

Griner is an Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Systems and Director of the SPH Maternal and Child Health MPH program at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

ASTDA awards recognize individuals epitomizing the association’s mission to foster scientific knowledge, develop leadership and champion practice in the field of sexually transmitted infections. Individuals may be recognized for significant scholarship in medical, epidemiologic, laboratory or behavioral research; for the development of high-impact programs in partnership with key communities; for exemplary teaching or mentorship of developing leaders; or for other distinctive service to the field.

The Young Investigator Award is presented to individuals engaged in outstanding work in the field of sexually transmitted diseases who are no more than seven years from completion of their training.

Griner Award
ASTDA Young Investigator Award

Griner was presented this award at the CDC’s recent Annual STD Prevention Conference.

Griner currently serves as a Section Councilor in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association.

Since joining HSC in 2019, she has been active in North Texas community-based sexual and reproductive health collaborations, including serving as treasurer for the Tarrant County Health Equity Alliance.

She currently leads an MD Anderson Cancer Center implementation project focused on increasing HPV vaccination rates.

Dr. Griner is also a co-investigator on a new, $3 million HSC grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration that will address the growing shortage of health care workers who care for people with HIV across the southern U.S.

In November 2022, Dr. Griner will be delivering an invited talk to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Interest Group.