Daisy Steiner, Board Member
Daisy Steiner is a former biomedical research scientist with laboratory, clinical research, data analysis, technical writing, and grant writing experience. She contributed to several NIH and NCI funded projects at the University of Arizona’s Arizona Cancer Center and Arizona State University’s Department of Exercise Science before expanding her interests into immunology and communicable diseases.
A NOVA documentary, highlighting the eradication of smallpox in India, convinced her to pursue a career in Public Health to address disease prevention and control issues. She earned a Masters of Science in Public Health from Ohio State University where she also contributed to a NIOSH funded project examining the long-term effects of pesticide exposure. Her career took an abrupt turn after a cancer diagnosis and a few years later, the diagnosis of a rare and life-threatening lung disease in her youngest child. She has since devoted her efforts supporting non-profit organizations including TGen, Kidz4Causes, and Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Foundation as a scientific and grant writer. She has also served as a Public Health Consultant at a Wisconsin-based overnight camp creating and implementing policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of staff and campers. Currently, she is an epidemiologist contributing to the COVID-19 efforts in her home state of Arizona.