Dr. Jonathan D. Mayer

Professor, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, International, Health Improvement & Promotion
Seattle, Washington
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Community Based Participatory Research
Economic Security
Policy & Education
Public Health & Safety
Social Justice
Social Justice
Environment & Sustainable Development


Jonathan Mayer, Ph.D. (KNFP-5) is a Professor at the University of Washington, Departments of Epidemiology, Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Family Medicine, International Health, and Health Services. He is also on the clinical staff of the Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease Service, University of Washington Medical Center. His work currently focuses on HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and in Ghana in particular. Specific topics include HIV orphans, gender, poverty, and HIV/AIDS, comorbidities of HIV/AIDS, and the epidemiology of HIV. His group is working on a large public health intervention project in the largest "slum" in Accra, and also on the epidmeiology of infectious diseases in Ghana. He is also working on several project on HIV orphans within the context of inequalities and poverty. He is a member of several National Academy of Sciences committees, and the National Institute of Health's "Infectious Diseases, Reproductive Health, Asthma, and Pulmonary Epidemiology" committee. He is co-director of the UW's Undergraduate Program in Public Health. He is also President of a new NGO, Health Improvement and Promotion alliance (www.hip-ghana.org.)