School of Public Health

Mayer, Jonathan

Jonathan D. Mayer

Professor, Geography
Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.


PhD Geography, University of Michigan, 1977
MA Geography, University of Michigan, 1975
BA University of Rochester, 1973

Contact Info

University of Washington
412C Smith Hall/Health Sciences F-259
Box 353550
Seattle, 98195
Tel: 206-543-7110

Research Interests

Epidemiology of infectious diseases and environmental influences; epidemiology of tuberculosis, esp. in urban slum communities; epidemiology of pain; spatial epidemiology, theory, and methods; climate change and infectious diseases, esp. malaria and dengue. Biomedical ethics. Health consequences of disasters. Undergraduate education in public health and epidemiology. Urban slum health in developing countries.

Teaching Interests

Epidemiology and public health/global health in undergraduate education; epidemiologic geography (formerly "medical" geography); spatial models/methods and human-environment-pathogen relationships.