John C Beier


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Field of Interest: Vector Biology & Control

John C. Beier, Sc.D., is Professor and Director of the Division of Environment and Public Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Beier’s research is committed to the ecology and control of vector-borne diseases, including malaria, dengue, Zika, other arboviruses, and leishmaniasis. With a strong network of international collaborators and University of Miami faculty and students from several departments and centers, interdisciplinary research is being conducted on vector species of mosquitoes, pathogen transmission dynamics, determinants of human risk, novel vector control methods, and innovative integrated vector management strategies for disease control. He has 340 publications. His current research is supported by a CDC grant for vector-borne diseases in southeastern U.S., the National Science Foundation, and the Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division. Dr. Beier teaches Ecology and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases, and a Climate and Health course. In 2013, he won the Best Teacher award. He was ranked by BiomedExperts #1 for Anopheles mosquitoes and #2 for Disease Vectors. In external activities, he is an Editor for Acta Tropica, a past member of the World Health Organization Vector Control Advisory Group, past Chairman of the review committee for the Department of Defense Military Infectious Disease Research program for Vector Biology, and past Chairman of the National Institutes of Health study panel on Vector Biology.