Staci Stevens holds a bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine from the University of the Pacific and a master's degree from Pacific in Exercise Physiology. Ms. Stevens has served on the Department of Health and Human Services Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee and developed continuing education curricula for CFS in conjunction with the CDC for physical therapists and other allied healthcare professionals. She has directed several research projects and supervised testing for clinical trials. Her clinical experience is in disability evaluation, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and prescribing activity management programs for patients with CFS/ME. Her primary research interest is in functionally characterizing CFS/ME and improving quality of life for patients with the illness.