Jeff Bethel, PhD
Milam Hall 139
2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
My research focuses on building adaptive capacity to address the health impacts of infectious disease outbreaks and natural hazards, particularly among vulnerable populations. Specifically, I examine how the distribution and determinants of vector-borne and water-borne diseases are impacted by a changing climate. I also study best practices for implementing epidemiologic methods to examine the health impacts of natural disasters including infectious disease outbreaks.
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.