Eyal Oren

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Epidemiology



MS Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2004
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2010
BA Neurobiology, Cornell University, 1998



San Diego State University
Graduate School of Public Health
500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182


Dr. Eyal Oren is the Interim Director of the School of Public Health at San Diego State University (SDSU). He is a Professor of Epidemiology and a core-investigator at the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health at SDSU. He is trained as an infectious disease, respiratory and social epidemiologist with particular expertise in respiratory health, and numerous projects in COVID-19, TB, flu, tobacco exposure and asthma. He has also worked at the interface of infectious etiologies and chronic disease outcomes, particularly cancers. He has extensive experience in epidemiological and clinical research, working on the effective adoption of interventions in the community as well as in developing evidence-based strategies and practices from secondary data analyses and novel data sources. He is a UW Epi PhD Alum (2010).

Research Interests

  • Infectious disease epidemiology 
  • Tuberculosis (both active disease and latent infection) 
  • Respiratory Health 
  • Molecular epidemiology 
  • Epidemiology in public health practice 
  • Surveillance systems 
  • Assessment of new technologies 
  • Social epidemiology and health disparities 
  • Global and border health 
  • Program evaluation, Monitoring & Evaluation 
  • Climate change and respiratory health outcomes 
  • Clinical trials 
  • Multilevel/Hierarchical Models 
  • Pilot & Feasibility studies 
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Pre-treatment chest X-ray stability duration and tuberculosis disease in San Diego, California, 2012-2017.
(2022 Dec)
J Clin Tuberc Other Mycobact Dis 29(): 100332
Barber C, Oren E, Slater M, Cheng YN, Graves S

COVID-19 risk perceptions, self-efficacy, and prevention behaviors among California undergraduate students.
(2022 Jul 11)
J Am Coll Health
Lee AR, Gonzalez A, Garcia JM, Martinez LS, Oren E

Machine learning-based modeling of high-pressure phase diagrams: Anomalous melting of Rb.
(2022 Jul 7)
J Chem Phys 157(1): 014502
Oren E, Kartoon D, Makov G

Electronic cigarette use and perceptions during COVID-19.
(2022 Aug-Sep)
Respir Med 200(): 106925
Merz W, Magraner J, Gunge D, Advani I, Crotty Alexander LE, Oren E

A Spatio-Demographic Perspective on the Role of Social Determinants of Health and Chronic Disease in Determining a Population's Vulnerability to COVID-19.
(2022 Jun 30)
Prev Chronic Dis 19(): E38
Embury J, Tsou MH, Nara A, Oren E

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