Trevor Bedford

Affiliate Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Affiliate Associate Professor, Genome Sciences


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


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.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Associations between SARS-CoV-2 variants and risk of COVID-19 hospitalization among confirmed cases in Washington State: a retrospective cohort study.
(2022 Apr 12)
Clin Infect Dis
Paredes MI, Lunn SM, Famulare M, Frisbie LA, Painter I, Burstein R, Roychoudhury P, Xie H, Mohamed Bakhash SA, Perez R, Lukes M, Ellis S, Sathees S, Mathias PC, Greninger A, Starita LM, Frazar CD, Ryke E, Zhong W, Gamboa L, Threlkeld M, Lee J, McDermot E, Truong M, Nickerson DA, Bates DL, Hartman ME, Haugen E, Nguyen TN, Richards JD, Rodriguez JL, Stamatoyannopoulos JA, Thorland E, Melly G, Dykema PE, MacKellar DC, Gray HK, Singh A, Peterson JM, Russell D, Marcela Torres L, Lindquist S, Bedford T, Allen KJ, Oltean HN

Rapid and parallel adaptive mutations in spike S1 drive clade success in SARS-CoV-2.
(2022 Apr 13)
Cell Host Microbe 30(4): 545-555.e4
Kistler KE, Huddleston J, Bedford T

Diagnostic Accuracy of an At-Home, Rapid Self-test for Influenza: Prospective Comparative Accuracy Study.
(2022 Feb 22)
JMIR Public Health Surveill 8(2): e28268
Geyer RE, Kotnik JH, Lyon V, Brandstetter E, Zigman Suchsland M, Han PD, Graham C, Ilcisin M, Kim AE, Chu HY, Nickerson DA, Starita LM, Bedford T, Lutz B, Thompson MJ

Interactions among 17 respiratory pathogens: a cross-sectional study using clinical and community surveillance data.
(2022 Feb 6)
Burstein R, Althouse BM, Adler A, Akullian A, Brandstetter E, Cho S, Emanuels A, Fay K, Gamboa L, Han P, Huden K, Ilcisin M, Izzo M, Jackson ML, Kim AE, Kimball L, Lacombe K, Lee J, Logue JK, Rogers J, Chung E, Sibley TR, Van Raay K, Wenger E, Wolf CR, Boeckh M, Chu H, Duchin J, Rieder M, Shendure J, Starita LM, Viboud C, Bedford T, Englund JA, Famulare M

SARS-CoV-2 Epidemiology on a Public University Campus in Washington State.
(2021 Nov)
Open Forum Infect Dis 8(11): ofab464
Weil AA, Sohlberg SL, O'Hanlon JA, Casto AM, Emanuels AW, Lo NK, Greismer EP, Magedson AM, Wilcox NC, Kim AE, Back L, Frazar CD, Pelle B, Sibley TR, Ilcisin M, Lee J, Ryke EL, Craft JC, Schwabe-Fry KM, Fay KA, Cho S, Han PD, Heidl SJ, Pfau BA, Truong M, Zhong W, Srivatsan SR, Harb KF, Gottlieb GS, Hughes JP, Nickerson DA, Lockwood CM, Starita LM, Bedford T, Shendure JA, Chu HY

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