Jeffrey Bethel, PhD

Assistant Professor

College of Public Health and Human Sciences
139 Milam Hall
Corvallis, OR 97330 United States

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Office phone: 541-737-3832
Fax: 541 737-6914

School, program or other affiliation

  • School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • International Health

Research Interests

Dr. Bethel’s areas of interest include infectious disease epidemiology, Latino health, health of mobile populations, and acculturation and health. Dr. Bethel’s research is aimed at understanding the relationship between health (chronic and infectious diseases) and movement of populations ranging from travelers to migrants. He is particularly interested in examining the association between acculturation and health among Latinos and Latino farmworkers. Other areas of research interest include heat stress and disaster preparedness among Latino farmworkers.

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Dr. Bethel received a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry in 1997 from the University of California, Davis and a Doctorate in Epidemiology in 2005 from the University of California, Davis. He also completed a two-year post doctoral applied epidemiology fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) in San Diego, CA in 2007 before joining CDC as an epidemiologist. While with CDC, Dr. Bethel worked on the prevention and control of communicable diseases along the U.S.-Mexico border. Before joining Oregon State University, he was an Assistant Professor of epidemiology at East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine.

Personal Interests

Basketball, running, hiking, The Big Lebowski

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