Eyal Oren

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Epidemiology



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



San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
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Dr. Eyal Oren is the Director of the School of Public Health at San Diego State University. He is a tenured Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. He is also a core-investigator at the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health with both research and practice experience. 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 published 120+ peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and holds an undergraduate degree in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University and PhD and MS degrees in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. Prior to coming to SDSU, Dr. Oren was faculty in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona from 2013-2017. He recently published the An Introduction to Infectious Disease Epidemiology: https://connect.springerpub.com/content/book/978-0-8261-5674-7-0#copy_link 

Research Interests

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Respiratory Health
  • Surveillance systems
  • Climate Change
  • Pilot Studies
  • Epidemiology in public health practice
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
  • Social epidemiology and health disparities

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Acculturation Level and Change in Cigarette Consumption Behaviors Among Diverse Hispanics/Latinos: the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.
(2023 May 8)
Ann Epidemiol
Lee ARS, Rodriquez EJ, Gallo LC, Giachello AL, Isasi CR, Perreira KM, Daviglus ML, Kaplan RC, Talavera GA, PĂ©rez-Stable EJ, Oren E

Associations Between Preconception Glycemia and Preterm Birth: The Potential Role of Health Care Access and Utilization.
(2023 Mar)
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 32(3): 274-282
Delker E, Ramos GA, Bandoli G, LaCoursiere DY, Ferran K, Gallo LC, Oren E, Gahagan S, Allison M

Development of an At-Home COVID-19 Test Results-Reporting System for a School District Primarily Serving Underrepresented Minority Groups, San Diego, CA, 2021-2022.
(2022 Nov)
Am J Public Health 112(S9): S883-S886
McDaniels-Davidson C, Arechiga-Romero M, Snyder T, Chris N, Sturgis K, Moore V, Bravo R, Famania-Martinez L, Oren E, Kiene SM

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

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