CEO of Ofstead & Associates, Inc.
Cori Ofstead has a MS degree in Public Health and is CEO of Ofstead & Associates, Inc., where she leads a multidisciplinary team that specializes in designing and conducting real-world studies to validate healthcare guidelines, treatments, and product claims. As an epidemiologist with 25 years of research experience, she’s conducted studies in dozens of facilities in diverse geographies. Her studies are published in peer-reviewed journals and cited in national standards and guidelines for endoscope reprocessing. Cori also serves as a preceptor for epidemiology graduate students at the University of Minnesota and a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, Endoscopy, Vaccine, and American Journal of Infection Control. Cori has completed 12 studies on endoscope reprocessing in 20 facilities and has participated in several endoscope outbreak and breach investigations. She has audited sterile processing procedures in over 70 facilities and serves as a subject matter expert for guideline-issuing bodies.