Jonathan 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

  • Epidemiology of COVID-19
  • Mechanisms and patterns of spread of infectious diseases, especially respiratory (TB, influenza, COVID-19)
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of pain, especially chronic
  • Health in Ghana

Recent Publications (PubMed)

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
Mayer JD

Air pollution exposure is associated with MRSA acquisition in young U.S. children with cystic fibrosis.
(2017 Jul 27)
BMC Pulm Med 17(1): 106
Psoter KJ, De Roos AJ, Wakefield J, Mayer JD, Rosenfeld M

Seasonality of acquisition of respiratory bacterial pathogens in young children with cystic fibrosis.
(2017 Jun 9)
BMC Infect Dis 17(1): 411
Psoter KJ, De Roos AJ, Wakefield J, Mayer JD, Rosenfeld M

Temporal Trends in Geographic and Sociodemographic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Among Medicare Patients, 1973-2010.
(2017 Sep)
J Rural Health 33(4): 361-370
Liang PS, Mayer JD, Wakefield J, Ko CW

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