Jeffrey Bethel, PhD
Jeffrey Bethel, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, OR, USA. He conducts research to build adaptive capacity to address the impact of occupational, environmental and natural hazards, particularly among vulnerable populations. Dr. Bethel is a Co-Principal Investigator of the OSU Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), which provides information and tools for stakeholders to make decisions about climate change. He has served as a reviewer for chapters on human health in several Pacific Northwest climate reports and was a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), CDC, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Effects of Climate Change Taskforce. He is also the Co-Director of the Oregon Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence – one of six centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to build capacity for foodborne illness surveillance and investigations. Dr. Bethel is also a member of the Disaster Epidemiology and Climate Change Subcommittees of the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and has received funding from NOAA, CDC and state governments.
Dr. Bethel is a graduate of the University of California, Davis (BS and PhD). He also graduated from the CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program.