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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Tanya Staton

Senior Lecturer
Medical laboratory Scientist and Infection Prevention Consultant

Office: Edwards 505

Phone: 864-245-1578


Educational Background

MPH Community Health Education
Concordia University 2015

BS Microbiology
Clemson University 2005

Courses Taught

HLTH 2030: Overview of US Healthcare System
HLTH 2600: Medical Terminology and Communication
HLTH 2400: Determinants of Health
HLTH 3250: Infectious Diseases and Exposure Management
HLTH 3980: Health Appraisal Skills


Tanya L. Staton is a Public Health Sciences Senior lecturer and Clemson Rural Health's laboratory and infection prevention consultant. Staton teaches undergraduate students in the department of public health sciences. For the past 15 years, Staton has worked at an acute care facility, where she initially worked in the chemistry and hematology departments as a medical laboratory scientist. She then transitioned to the facility's infection prevention department, where she served for four years. She returned part-time to acute care during COVID to help with hospital-acquired infection prevention. In this role, Staton tracked and implemented programs to reduce multi-drug resistant organisms and led the hospital's efforts to reduce rates of Clostridium difficile. She also did surveillance and prevention to reduce device-associated and surgical site infections. Staton earned her master's degree in public health from Concordia University and a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Clemson University. She has certification through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. She also earned her Infection Prevention and Control certification through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).

Research Interests

Infectious diseases, disease prevention, health care management, hand hygiene, exposure management

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