Jeffrey Bethel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
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Corvallis, OR 97331
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At OSU
Affiliation(s): 
School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Global Health
Environmental and Occupational Health
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My research focuses on building adaptive capacity to address the health impact of occupational, environmental and natural hazards, particularly among vulnerable populations. Specifically, I examine the health effects of climate change including heat-related illness among farmworkers and other vulnerable populations, household- and community-level preparedness to disasters, efforts to increase adaptive capacity for climate change among local health departments. I also study best practices to implement epidemiologic methods to examine the health impact of disasters.

Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

Basketball, running, hiking, The Big Lebowski

Biography

Jeff received a Bachelor's of Science degree 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 the CDC, Jeff 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.

My Publications

2012

Journal Article

S. Lynch, Bethel, J. W., Chowdhury, N., and Moore, J. B., Rural and urban breastfeeding initiation trends in low-income women in North Carolina from 2003 to 2007., Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 226-32, 2012.
S. Burke, Bethel, J. W., and Britt, A. Foreman, Assessing Disaster Preparedness among Latino Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in Eastern North Carolina, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 3115 - 3133, 2012.

2011

Journal Article

J. W. Bethel, Walsh, J., and Schenker, M. B., Preterm, low-birth-weight deliveries, and farmwork among Latinas in California., Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 53, no. 12, pp. 1466-71, 2011.

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