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Dawne DiOrio Rekas

Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Adjunct Faculty

drekas@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA Room 412


Education
M.P.A., SPEA, Indiana University, 2001
B.A., Social Welfare, University of Southern Maine, 1985

Professional Experience

  • Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, 2001-present
  • Maine Department of Human Services, Bureau of Health, Augusta, Maine, Health Program Manager, Sexually Transmitted Disease and HIV Counseling & Testing, 1989-1996
  • Member, CDC External Work group to revise Partner Services Program guidelines, 2007
  • Former Member, Monroe County, Indiana, Board of Health

Courses Taught*

  • HPER C510, Organization and Administration of Public Health Programs, 2010
  • HPER C611, Epidemiology, 2011 - Present
  • HPER H311, Human Diseases and Epidemiology, 2011 - Present
  • H432, Community Health Education, 2012 - Present
  • H322 Principles of Epidemiology, 2012 - Present
*Teaching on a part-time basis for the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs is a service Dawne provides in a private capacity. No official support or endorsement by CDC is intended or should be inferred.

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Indiana University, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Jessie Devitte Scholarship Award, 2001
  • Public Employees Roundtable Scholarship, Washington, DC, 2000-2001
  • Indiana University, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Teaching Assistantship, 2000-2001
  • Indiana University, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Graduate Assistantship, 1999-2000
  • Distinctive Scoring (top 20% of U.S. applicants), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Sexually Transmitted Disease Accelerated Campaign, 1994

Professional Interests
Public Health

Current Projects
Short Bio

Fall 2012 Course: H322: Principles of Epidemiology

Spring 2013 Course: H342: Community Health Education

Current Member, Monroe County Community School Corporation, Comprehensive Health Issues Committee

Selected Presentations

  • "How One State Has Operationalized Program Collaboration and Service Integration", CDC National STD Conference, 2010
  • "Tangled Up in the Web: Responding to Criminal Transmission of HIV Occurring on an Internet Sex Site", XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2006
  • "Syphilis Interviewing: Opportunity for Identification of Undiagnosed HIV Infection", Centers for Disease Control & Prevention National STD Prevention Conference, 2006
  • "We Can't Afford it, but Can We Afford Not to? Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Rapid HIV Test Implementation in an STD Clinic", Centers for Disease Control & Prevention National HIV Prevention Conference, 2005
  • "Assessment of Prenatal Syphilis Screening in a High Morbidity Area", Centers for Disease Control & Prevention National STD Conference, 2002
  • "Use of Street Intercept Interviews to Assess Most-At-Risk Populations Recall of a Multimedia Syphilis Elimination Campaign", Centers for Disease Control & Prevention National STD Conference, 2002
  • "Prevention Effectiveness Assessment of Hepatitis C Screening & Treatment for Injection Drug Users in a STD Clinic/HIV Counseling & Testing Setting", Centers for Disease Control & Prevention National HIV Prevention Conference, 2001
  • "Assessment of Cost Benefit and Prevention Effectiveness of HCV Screening & Treatment Program for Injection Drug Users", Centers for Disease Control & Prevention National STD Prevention Conference, 2000