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OSU TRACE-COVID-19 Senior Personnel
OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Project co-leader and Principal Investigator
Associate Professor, OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Jeffrey Bethel is an infectious disease epidemiologist with extensive public health experience. He previously worked as an epidemiologist at the CDC conducting infectious disease surveillance studies and pandemic influenza planning. He has extensive relationships with the public health community in Oregon and across the nation.
Assistant Professor, OSU College of Science
Benjamin Dalziel specializes in the dynamics of epidemics, specifically the factors affecting the emergence, spread and control of infectious diseases. He has extensive experience leading international studies on transmission dynamics of measles, Ebola, influenza and SARS-COV-2.
PhD, CHP, Professor, College of Engineering
I bring to my Associate Director role more than a decade of experience as Head of the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering, including development, implementation and tracking of strategic plans. I have built multi-million dollar budgets and implemented fiscal strategies, received training in fund (and friend) raising, and developed and implemented communication and outreach strategies – for OSU and for outside organizations, including our legislative bodies. I have substantial experience communicating scientific and policy issues to diverse audiences, and have served (and continue to serve) as technical liaison to radiologically impacted communities. I have been trained in emergency response, worked in radiologically impacted environments, and served on accident review boards.
Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and Director for Health Data and Informatics (HDI), Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
I bring to my role decades of experience as a registered nurse and public health scientist leading research to improve healthcare quality, access, and value for people with chronic conditions and for vulnerable populations. An experienced leader in data governance and data knowledge sharing, I advise on data management policies and procedures for the TRACE-COVID-19 team.
University Distinguished Professor, OSU College of Science
Lubchenco brings considerable experience with complex project management, effective response during crises, strategic communications, problem-solving, public outreach and government relations.
College of Science and College of Agricultural Sciences
Co-Investigator and Advisor
PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Science and College of Agricultural Sciences
McLaughlin is an applied statistician specializing in sampling methodology and social network analysis, particularly for hidden populations at high risk for infectious diseases.
Dean and Professor, OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Nieto is a physician-epidemiologist with considerable expertise and experience in the design and conduct of epidemiological surveys. He has considerable relationships with public health officials at the local, national and international level.
OSU Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Assistant Professor, OSU Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Sanders is a molecular pathologist specializing in infectious diseases and the development of molecular diagnostic tests.
Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing
Director, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing
Tyler brings expertise in infectious disease genomics and bioinformatics, and he oversees data management and data security for the project.