Jeffrey Bethel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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Corvallis, OR 97331
Curriculum Vitae: 

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School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
Global Health
Research/Career 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.

Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

Basketball, running, hiking, The Big Lebowski


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


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.


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.
J. W. Bethel, Foreman, A. N., and Burke, S. C., Disaster preparedness among medically vulnerable populations., American journal of preventive medicine, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 139-43, 2011.


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