Dr. Jerry Cangelosi is Professor in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Research in the UW School of Public Health. Working in both the public and private sectors, Dr. Cangelosi's research teams have generated 10 patents and over 90 publications in relevant areas, including tuberculosis and related diseases, COVID-19, oral microbiology, water-borne pathogens and health care-associated infections. These activities share strong emphases on translation and global health impact. In recent years, he has led or co-led infectious disease studies in the United States, Bangladesh, South Africa, Uganda and Kenya. Among the outputs are novel, non-invasive tuberculosis screening methods that are now in expanded clinical studies worldwide. In spring 2020, amidst the first wave of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, his team helped demonstrate similarly non-invasive methods for COVID-19 screening. These methods received accelerated FDA clearance and have become widely implemented in the US and throughout the world. Non-invasive screening for TB and COVID-19 could help to significantly reduce the global burdens of both diseases.
Dr. Cangelosi is also adjunct professor in the departments of Global Health and Epidemiology. He teaches environmental health courses on environmental change and infectious diseases.