Trevor Bedford

Affiliate Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Affiliate Associate Professor, Genome Sciences


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Research Interests

Dr. Bedford works at the interface of evolution, epidemiology and immunology. His research applies computational and statistical methods to understand viral dynamics. He is interested in using pathogen sequence data to make detailed inferences of pathogen transmission patterns. Previous research has focused on understanding antigenic drift in influenza virus, geographic spread of Ebola and within-host evolution of HIV.

Epidemiology Biography


PhD Biology, Harvard University, 2008

BA Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, 2002

In the News

How the virus won
The New York Times, 06/25/2020

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, experts lay out 10-point plan for a genomic revolution in public health
GeekWire, 06/11/2020

Coronavirus epidemics began later than believed, study concludes
The New York Times, 05/27/2020

Trump’s Europe travel ban caused chaos, surge of infected passengers
The Washington Post, 05/23/2020

When will this end, and what comes next? Health officials and epidemiologists are working to figure out Washington’s coronavirus end game
The Seattle Times, 04/11/2020

Most New York coronavirus cases came from Europe, genomes show
The New York Times, 04/08/2020

Coronavirus contact tracing: Why experts say it could pave the way to normalcy
Inverse, 04/03/2020

In the race to crack Covid-19, scientists bypass peer review
Undark, 04/01/2020

In the age of coronavirus, our nation needs a responsible leader who trusts scientists
The Seattle Times, 03/05/2020

'We're opening everything': Scientists share coronavirus data in unprecedented way to contain, treat disease
CBC, 02/01/2020