Jonathan D Mayer

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
Professor Emeritus, Geography



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



University of Washington
412C Smith Hall/Health Sciences F-259
Box 353550
Seattle, 98195
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Dr. Jonathan Mayer's professional interests include infectious disease ecology, African urban slum health, epidemiology of infectious diseases epidemiology of pain, movement patterns and disease spread, in addition to comparative health systems, spatial methods in epidemiology and health services. Epidemiology of pain is a recent interest and involvement. More information regarding Dr. Mayer's research interests can be found here

Research Interests

Infectious disease epidemiology incl COVID-19; spatial epidemiology; clinical epidemiology; epidemiology of pain and pain treatment; opioids

Recent Publications (PubMed)

An Introduction to Bayesian Spatial Smoothing Methods for Disease Mapping: Modeling County Firearm Suicide Mortality Rates.
(2024 Feb 20)
Am J Epidemiol
Gause EL, Schumacher AE, Ellyson AM, Withers SD, Mayer JD, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Does a One Health approach to human African trypanosomiasis control hasten elimination? A stochastic compartmental modeling approach.
(2023 Apr)
Acta Trop 240(): 106804
Meisner J, Kato A, Lemerani MM, Miaka EM, Ismail AT, Wakefield J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Pigott D, Mayer JD, Lorton C, Rabinowitz PM

The effect of livestock density on Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and T. b. rhodesiense: A causal inference-based approach.
(2022 Aug)
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 16(8): e0010155
Meisner J, Kato A, Lemerani MM, Mwamba Miaka E, Ismail Taban A, Wakefield J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Pigott DM, Mayer JD, Rabinowitz PM

Trends in Sociodemographic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Staging and Survival: A SEER-Medicare Analysis.
(2020 Mar)
Clin Transl Gastroenterol 11(3): e00155
Liang PS, Mayer JD, Wakefield J, Trinh-Shevrin C, Kwon SC, Sherman SE, Ko CW

'Pain Behavior': What My Pain Treatment Got Wrong.
(2019 Jan)
Health Aff (Millwood) 38(1): 159-163
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