Stacia joined the Burnet Institute in February 2019 as Project Officer-Health Information and Quality Improvement and is currently working on the Reducing the Impact of Drug-Resistant TB in Western Province, PNG (RID-TB) project in Daru, Papua New Guinea.
Stacia has a research background with over 20 years of experience in project development and management, grant writing, data management and analysis, and fiscal management. Prior to joining the Burnet Institute, Stacia worked in Swaziland on a number of HIV-related projects, including the topics of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and early access to ART for all.
The majority of Stacia’s experience consists of developing and overseeing research studies on diverse child health topics while working at the American Academy of Pediatrics in the United States.
2018: Clinical Study Manager, FHI 360, Mbabane, Swaziland
2016: Independent Consultant, The Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS), Mbabane, Swaziland
2014: Costing Associate, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Mbabane, Swaziland
1995: Senior Research Associate, American Academy of Pediatrics, Itasca, IL, USA
Master of Arts (Experimental Psychology), DePaul University, Chicago, IL USA
Bachelor of Science (Psychology), DePaul University, Chicago, IL USA
- Impact of pediatricians' perceived self-efficacy and confidence on violence prevention counseling: a national study.
Finch SA, Weiley V, Ip EH, Barkin S
Matern Child Health J. 2008 Jan; 12(1):75-82
- Practice-based research network solutions to methodological challenges encountered in a national, prospective cohort study of mothers and newborns.
Finch SA, Lalama C, Spino C, Schwartz HC, Wasserman RC, McCormick MC, Bernstein HH
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2008 Jan; 22(1):87-98