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John C. Beier, Sc.D.

General Information

John C. Beier, Sc.D.


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  • English


  • Director, Division of Environment & Public Health
  • Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Professor, Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy


Research Interests

• Vector-borne diseases
• Vector biology and control
• Environmental management
• Insect ecology and behavior
• Transmission dynamics


1980 Sc.D.
Johns Hopkins University
1976 B.A.
Hiram College



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 career 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 and sand flies, pathogen transmission dynamics, determinants of human risk, novel vector control methods, and innovative integrated vector management strategies for disease control. He has 300 publications. His current research is supported by two NIH grants, that involve studies on malaria epidemiology and control in Latin America, and the ecology and behavior of African malaria vectors, and a CDC grant for vector-borne diseases in southeastern U.S. He is also involved with research on new approaches for malaria and dengue vector control. He was ranked by BiomedExperts #1 for Anopheles mosquitoes and #2 for Disease Vectors. Dr. Beier teaches Ecology and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases, and in 2013 won the Best Teacher award. 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 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.