Brett Bayles

Health Science Program Director

Brett Bayles

Brett Bayles, MPH, PhD  
Director, Health Science Program
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Academic and Professional Accomplishments

Dr. Brett Bayles joined the Department of Health Sciences at Dominican in the summer of 2016 as Program Director of Health Science and Assistant Professor of Public Health. He received a B.A. in Biological Anthropology from the University of California-San Diego, and an M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Public Health Studies from Saint Louis University. He also completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California-Riverside and at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.

Dr. Bayles is broadly interested in better understanding the linkages between global environmental change and human health outcomes. Specifically, he is focused on studying emerging infectious diseases using a spatial epidemiology framework. At Dominican, Dr. Bayles teaches Epidemiology, and the Senior Capstone Research Experience in Health Science. He has previously taught epidemiology, biostatistics, and applied linear modeling at the undergraduate and graduate levels at multiple programs including California State University-Northridge and Washington University in St. Louis.

Selected Papers and Publications

Bayles B.R., Thomas S.M., Simmons G.S., Grafton-Cardwell E.E., Daugherty M.P. “Spatiotemporal dynamics of the Southern California Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) invasion.” In Revision.

Bayles B.R., Fogel J.U. “Land use change and the persistence of West Nile virus hot spots in the United States.” Under Review.

Bayles B.R., Brauman K.A., Adkins J.N., Allan B.F., Ellis A.M., Goldberg T.L., Golden C.D., Grigsby-Toussaint D.S., Myers S.S., Osofsky S.A., Ricketts T.H., Ristaino J. “Ecosystem services connect environmental change to human health outcomes.” EcoHealth 2016, 13: 443-449.

Bayles B.R., Allan B.F. “Social-ecological factors determine spatial variation in human incidence of tick-borne ehrlichiosis.” Epidemiology and Infection 2014, 142:1911-24.

Bayles B.R., Evans G., Allan B.F. “Knowledge and prevention of tick-borne diseases vary across an urban-to-rural human land-use gradient.” Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 2013, 4:352-8.

Schwartz R.D., Bayles B.R. “US university response to H1N1: a study of access to online preparedness and response information.” American Journal of Infection Control 2012, 40:170-4.

Professional Presentations

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. “Spatiotemporal dynamics of the Southern California Asian citrus psyllid invasion.” Bayles B.R., Thomas S.M., Simmons G.S., Daugherty M.P. Minneapolis, MN. 2015.

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. “Healthy ecosystems, healthy people: Using ecosystem services to link ecosystem processes to human health impacts.” Bayles B.R., Brauman K.A. Minneapolis, MN. 2013

Infectious Disease Society of America Annual Meeting. “SOFA score variability by influenza season and ICU type.” Bayles B.R., Lawrence SJ. Boston, MA. 2011