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SUHI Staff: Stacy Ignoffo


Director of Community Health Innovations

Professional Summary

Stacy joined SUHI in January 2017 as a Program Manager, and now serves as the Director of Community Health Innovations. In this capacity, she leads and provides direction to SUHI’s Community Health Innovations Strategy and SUHI’s community health worker interventions, including the Center for CHW Research, Outcomes and Workforce Development (SUHI’s CHW training and consultation center). Stacy has extensive experience developing and implementing public health initiatives, building collaborative projects, engaging diverse stakeholders, and applying for and managing grants and contracts. She has designed, developed and implemented numerous programs designed to improve health outcomes and reduce disparities. These include community-based public health initiatives, community-engaged research projects, and initiatives that address policy and systems changes.

Prior to joining SUHI, Stacy served as Executive Director of the Chicago Asthma Consortium and Senior Director of Programs at Respiratory Health Association where she utilized her knowledge of coalition building, non-profit management and administration, program and policy development and implementation to lead lung health activities.

Stacy received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Iowa and her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University.

M.S.W., Washington University, 1999
B.S., University of Iowa, 1997

Select Publications

  • Martin MA, Press VG, Nyenhuis SM, Krishnan JA, Erwin K, Mosnaim G, Margellos-Anast H, Paik SM, Ignoffo S, McDermott M; CHICAGO Plan Consortium. Care transition interventions for children with asthma in the emergency department. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2016; 138(6): 1518-1525. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.10.012
  • Erwin K, Martin MA, Flippin T, Norell S, Shadlyn A, Yang J, Falco P, Rivera J, Ignoffo S, Kumar R, Margellos-Anast H, McDermott M, McMahon K, Mosnaim G, Nyenhuis SM, Press VG, Ramsay JE, Soyemi K, Thompson TM, Krishnan JA, for the CHICAGO investigator consortium, “Methods and outcomes of engaging stakeholders to design a comparative effectiveness trial in children with uncontrolled asthma”. J Comp Eff Res 2015 (in press).
  • Bunnell R, O’Neil D, Soler R, Payne R, Giles W, Collins J, Bauer U, Communities Putting Prevention to Work Program Group (Ignoffo, S Chicago), “Fifty communities putting prevention to work: accelerating chronic disease prevention through policy, systems and environmental change,” J Community Health (2012) 37:1081–1090.
  • Advisor and Reviewer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Division of Community Health, “A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease,” Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2013.
  • Guest Author, “Behind the burden of asthma,” Illinois Kids Count 2014: Child Health Matters.
  • Contributor, “The burden of asthma in Illinois: 2000-2011,” Illinois Department of Public Health, August 2013.
  • Contributor, “State plan for addressing COPD in Illinois.”