School of Public Health

Bedford, Trevor

Trevor Bedford

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Genome Sciences

Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


PhD Biology, Harvard University, 2008
BA Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, 2002

Contact Info

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box M2-C200
Arnold Building Room M1-B861
1100 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-6372

Trevor Bedford is an Assistant Member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center affiliated with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and with the Computational Biology Program.


Research Interests

Dr. Bedford works at the interface of evolution, epidemiology and immunology. His research applies computational and statistical methods to understand viral dynamics. He is interested in using pathogen sequence data to make detailed inferences of pathogen transmission patterns. Previous research has focused on understanding antigenic drift in influenza virus, geographic spread of Ebola and within-host evolution of HIV.

Teaching Interests

  • Sequence analysis
  • Modeling infectious disease dynamics
  • Computational Bayesian inference

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