Lisa M. Endee, MPH, RT, RRT-SDS, RPSGT
Lisa M. Endee received a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University in 1996, a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1999, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2018.
She has over 20 years’ experience in the field of respiratory care and sleep diagnostics and therapeutics. Lisa spent much of her career as a Clinical Coordinator, managing a hospital-based sleep laboratory. In that role, she obtained American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation (AASM) for the facility, led the establishment of a satellite Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, and managed the clinical operations of both the adult and pediatric testing facilities.
In 2012, after providing over 10 years of service to the Respiratory Care Program at Stony Brook as an Adjunct faculty member and Clinical Instructor, Lisa joined the program as a full time Clinical Assistant Professor. In 2019, she was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor. Her current responsibilities include teaching and clinical oversight of students in the Respiratory Care and Polysomnographic Specialty Option Programs. Lisa is the author of the third edition textbook Spriggs’s Essentials of Polysomnography: A Training Guide and Reference for Sleep Technicians, and numerous webinars and e-learning resources offered by the AAST and AASM for clinicians. She has been an item writer for the National Board for Respiratory Care sleep specialty exam, and has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles for the Journal of Respiratory Care and the journal of Health Promotion Practice. Her most recent research includes the publication “The Future of Respiratory Care: Results of a NY State Survey of Respiratory Therapists,” which reports on the perceptions of current RT’s on their future role and scope of practice.
Lisa has served as Long Island Regional Director and Chair of the Education and Research Committee for the New York State Society for Respiratory Care for the past four years and serves on several committees for the American Association of Sleep Technologists, including serving as Chair of the Standards and Guidelines Committee. Lisa’s professional areas of interest include patient and public education in the area of sleep wellness. She has been actively involved in various community-based research projects focused on the prevention of drowsy driving and raising awareness about the importance of sleep to overall health. Over the past several years, through funding from the Governors Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) and the National Road Safety Foundation, Lisa has led the launch of a drowsy driving prevention social media campaign to reduce incidence of drowsy driving related crashes and injuries in New York State and served as the Principal Investigator of the Drowsy Driving Prevention Research and Curriculum Development project, an initiative that has led to the development of a data-driven Drowsy Driving Prevention curriculum that is currently being expanded across colleges and Universities in NY State. Her most recent projects involve working in collaboration with the GTSC and law enforcement agencies across NY State to improve the health and safety of police officers. These projects include the development of an educational webinar, titled “Improving the Health and Safety of Law Enforcement Personnel: Prevention of Drowsy and Fatigued Driving,” that is offered to law enforcement training programs throughout NY State, and coordinating focus group discussions about potential initiatives or policies that could serve to improve officer wellness and safety.