Start Center - Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center

Stephen Maley

Epidemiologist, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Steve holds a PhD and an MPH in Epidemiology, both from the University of Washington. He also holds an MS in Molecular & Cellular Biology and an MS in Applied Mathematics, also both from the University of Washington. Following the completion of his PhD, he taught a class on science writing and writing about contemporary issues in public health at the University of Washington. Steve is interested in how how emerging technologies such as prenatal genetic testing, genetic engineering, and a male contraception “pill” may impact society, and explored these issues with his class - Science and Technology of Human Reproduction. Steve's dissertation research was on HPV-related cancers.

Steve was a Research Assistant with the START Center from 2012-2013 and shared this statement regarding his experience - "What I loved about START projects was the urgency – created by deadline pressure from our contacts at The Foundation as well as by the team’s awareness that our work could save human lives. I also appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with extremely talented people. My START experience set me on the path I have been on since finishing my Ph.D. by giving me the confidence to learn about new technology and reminding me that I enjoy writing."

Steve currently works as an Epidemiologist for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.