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)

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

Associations between SARS-CoV-2 variants and risk of COVID-19 hospitalization among confirmed cases in Washington State: a retrospective cohort study.
(2021 Oct 27)
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, 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, Torres LM, Lindquist S, Bedford T, Allen KJ, Oltean HN

Tracing the Origin, Spread, and Molecular Evolution of Zika Virus in Puerto Rico, 2016-2017.
(2021 Nov)
Emerg Infect Dis 27(11): 2971-2973
Santiago GA, Kalinich CC, Cruz-López F, González GL, Flores B, Hentoff A, Charriez KN, Fauver JR, Adams LE, Sharp TM, Black A, Bedford T, Ellis E, Ellis B, Waterman SH, Paz-Bailey G, Grubaugh ND, Muñoz-Jordán JL

Rapid and parallel adaptive mutations in spike S1 drive clade success in SARS-CoV-2.
(2021 Oct 15)
Kistler KE, Huddleston J, Bedford T

Emergence and expansion of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.526 after identification in New York.
(2021 Sep)
Nature 597(7878): 703-708
Annavajhala MK, Mohri H, Wang P, Nair M, Zucker JE, Sheng Z, Gomez-Simmonds A, Kelley AL, Tagliavia M, Huang Y, Bedford T, Ho DD, Uhlemann AC

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