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Erika Austhof MPH

Erika  Austhof MPH

Senior Epidemiologist

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department

1295 N. Martin Ave
Drachman Hall
PO Box: 245163
Tucson AZ 85724-5163
(520) 626-3507


Erika Austhof, MPH, is an Epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She coordinates the epidemiology research projects for faculty members within the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. In this role she conducts advanced data management and analysis, writes and submits reports and manuscripts, coordinates and facilitates stakeholder involvement in projects, trains and manages personnel in the SAFER program, and supports the efforts of new project development and grant writing. She is actively involved in the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) network and her research interests include climate change and human health impacts.


2015 – MPH Epidemiology – University of Arizona
2012 – BS Microbiology – University of Arizona

Research Synopsis


Pogreba-Brown K, Austhof E, Okello A, Weiss J, Lira R, Ernst K. Public Perceptions of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Influenza and Mosquito-borne Illnesses – A Statewide Survey in Arizona. Perspectives in Public Health. 2019. DOI: 10.1177/1757913919886605

Pogreba-Brown K, Austhof E, Armstrong A, Schaefer K, Villa L, et al. Chronic gastrointestinal and joint-related Sequelae Associated with Common Foodborne Illnesses – A Scoping Review. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 2019. DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2019.2692

Pogreba-Brown K, Austhof E, Ellingson K. The Case-Case Study: An Underutilized Tool in Infection Prevention. American Journal of Infection Prevention. 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.11.024

Ernst K, Barrett E, Hoswell E, Hayden M. Increasing women’s engagement in vector control: a report from Accelerate to Equal project workshops. BMC Malaria Journal. 2019;17(1):326. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-018-2477-0

Barrett, E, Carr D, Bell ML, Pogreba-Brown K. Post-infectious sequelae after Campylobacter enteric infection: a pilot study in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2018;4(1):142. DOI: 10.1186/s40814-018-0335-z

Pogreba-Brown K, O’Connor P, Matthews J, Barrett E, Bell ML. Case-case analysis of Campylobacter and Salmonella – using surveillance data for outbreak investigations and monitoring routine risk factors. Epidemiology and Infection. 2018;146(15):1916-1921. DOI: 10.1017/S0950268818002200

Pogreba-Brown K, Barrett E. Campylobacter and Ethnicity – A case-case analysis to determine differences in disease presentation and risk factors. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 2018;15(5)277-284. DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2017.2337

Hayden M, Barrett E, Bernard G, Toko EN, Agawo M, Okello AM, Gunn J, Ernst K. Barriers and opportunities to advancing women in leadership roles in vector control: perspectives from a stakeholder survey. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018;98(5):1224-1227. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0693

Barrett E, Barnes S, Pogreba-Brown K. An Experiential Learning Exercise in food-borne illness outbreak investigations: bridging education and experience. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 2018;4(1):43-51. DOI: 10.1177/2373379917700440

Oren E, Fiero MH, Barrett E, Anderson B, Nunez M, Gonzalez-Salazar. Detection of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among migrant farmworkers along the US-Mexico Border. BMC Infectious Disease 2017;16(1):630. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1959-3

Zhu L, Barrett E, Xu Y, Liu Z, Manoharan A, et. al. Regulation of Cigarette Smoke (CS)-Induced Autophagy by Nrf2. PLoS One. 2014;9(1). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055695

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