Dr. Mayer Jonathan

Dr. Mayer Jonathan


Epidemiology and Geog, University of Washington
8015 44th Ave NE, Seattle, United States of America, 98115

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Dr. Jonathan Mayer earned his BA at the University of Rochester, and his MA and PhD at the University of Michigan. He is Professor of Epidemiology, Medical Geography, Global Health, Medicine (Allergy and Infectious Diseases), Family Medicine, and Health Services, University of Washington. He was also Visiting Professor, Harvard School of Public Health. He has been on many NIH panels, including chairing a SEP panel, and has been on numerous committees and boards at the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Council. Dr. Mayer founded and directed the undergraduate program in Public Health, University of Washington. He has lectured worldwide, and has been on many editorial boards, review panels, and advisory committees. He is also founder and President, Health Improvement and Promotion Alliance, which does applied research in urban health in developing countries, with emphasis on tuberculosis, use of schools as magnets of health, and early detection of emerging diseases.

Academic positions:

Assistant through Full Professor, University of Washington. Visiting Professor, Harvard School of Public Health

Research interests:

Epidemiology of infectious diseases; urban health; global health; tuberculosis; species transfer of emerging infections; epidemiology of pain, and pharmacoepidemiology of opioids and other treatments for chronic and acute pain. Role of environment in both infectious and noncommunicable diseases. Spatial methods and GIS.

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral and WebmedCentral plus:

It is very innovative, and worth supporting. It may be a pilot for a whole new paradigm of publication.