Darcy Rao

Acting Assistant Professor, Epidemiology



PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2019
MPH Global Health, Emory University, 2012
BA Human Biology, Stanford University, 2009



Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA

Research Areas

Research Interests

Dr. Rao is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a focus on sexually transmitted diseases. Her research uses mathematical modeling to bridge social, behavioral, and clinical epidemiology with public health practice.Infectious disease epidemiology, Cancer epidemiology, Global health epidemiology, Public health practice, Maternal and child health / women’s health

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Partnership dynamics in mathematical models and implications for representation of sexually transmitted infections: a review.
(2021 Apr 28)
Ann Epidemiol 59(): 72-80
Rao DW, Wheatley MM, Goodreau SM, Enns EA

The Potential Impact of One-Time Routine HIV Screening on Prevention and Clinical Outcomes in the United States: A Model-Based Analysis.
(2020 May)
Sex Transm Dis 47(5): 306-313
Rao DW, Hughes JP, Brady K, Golden MR

Monitoring HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Use Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Washington State: Findings From an Internet-Based Survey.
(2019 Apr)
Sex Transm Dis 46(4): 221-228
Rao DW, Carr J, Naismith K, Hood JE, Hughes JP, Morris M, Goodreau SM, Rosenberg ES, Golden MR

Addressing Gaps in HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Care to Reduce Racial Disparities in HIV Incidence in the United States.
(2019 Apr 1)
Am J Epidemiol 188(4): 743-752
Jenness SM, Maloney KM, Smith DK, Hoover KW, Goodreau SM, Rosenberg ES, Weiss KM, Liu AY, Rao DW, Sullivan PS

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