Denise Tafoya, MPA

DISTC Program Manager

Denise Tafoya oversees national program operations and provides STD/HIV partner services training and technical assistance to local and state health departments, community-based organizations, and tribal nations. Her STD/HIV partner services experience is rooted in her work as a disease intervention specialist (DIS); frontline DIS supervisor; field operations manager; CDC trainer; and manager of a national Partner Services and Program Support Training Center.

Denise also has expertise in partner services curriculum development for all levels and types of clinical and non-clinical providers. She has served on several CDC working committees dedicated to revising and developing national guidelines related to partner services recommendations, internet partner services, and HIV testing in non-clinical settings.

Denise is an associate member of the National Coalition of STD Directors and currently serves on its Partner Services Learning Collaborative.