Dr. John Beier
Dr. John Beieris a faculty-affiliated member of the Abess Center, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (DEPH) at the Miller School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Center for Global Health Sciences in DEPH.
Dr. Beier specializes in the epidemiology and control of vector-borne diseases in developing countries, and has worked extensively in the Middle East, Africa, and the Latin America-Caribbean region. His research involves field and laboratory studies on malaria, dengue, West Nile Virus, and in the past he has worked on leishmaniasis and filariasis. Current research involves interdisciplinary studies on vector-borne diseases in urban environments, development and field-testing improved methods for malaria vector control, climate-based models for predicting outbreaks of dengue, and impacts of anthropogenic environmental changes on the ecology of pathogen transmission. Dr. Beier has received funding from NIH, NSF, WHO, NASA, and DOD, and has published 225 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He serves as an Editor of Acta Tropica and is on the editorial board of the Malaria Journal. He is currently ranked by BiomedExperts as #1 in the area of Anopheles mosquitoes and #2 in the area of Disease Vectors.
Dr. Beier teaches a course in DEPH, “Common Pathways: Infectious Diseases" and two in the Abess Center program, ECS111: Introduction to the Earth's Ecosystem” and ECS 372: Special Topics in Ecosystem Science and Policy (Foundations of Infectious Disease Ecology, Control, and Policy). Since 1988, he has served as a mentor to 16 Postdoctoral Fellows and 18 PhD students, including many who now hold prominent public health-related positions in the U.S., Europe, Central America, and Africa.
He received his Sc.D. in Pathobiology from The Johns Hopkins University in and his B.A. in Biology from Hiram College in Ohio. Prior to joining UM in 2003, he had positions as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Entomology at the University of Notre Dame, an NIH Expert appointment in Medical Entomology, a Parasitologist in the U.S. Army at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya, an Assistant and Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins, and Professor of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.
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