Assistant Professor of Epidemiology


William C. Goedel, PhD [he/him/his] is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health working in the People, Place, and Health Collective. He is a social epidemiologist, with significant methodological expertise in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to study mechanisms that leverage neighborhoods to improve population health. To date, he has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications and 3 book chapters.

Dr. Goedel's research uses spatial analytical techniques to quantify the burden of many of the United States' most pressing public health challenges varies from neighborhood to neighborhood. This overall goal of this research is to inform prevention and mitigation efforts that leverage community assets in the hardest hit communities. This research is conducted in close collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health.

He currently teaches "Fundamentals of Epidemiology" (PHP 0850), offerred in the fall and spring semester for undergraduate students, and "Foundations of Spatial Analysis in Public Health" (PHP 2015), offerred in the fall semester for graduate students. In the past, he has co-taught "Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases" (PHP 1864) with Dr. Bengtson.

He received his undergraduate degree with a joint major global public health and sociology from the New York University College of Global Public Health in 2017 and his doctoral degree in epidemiology from the Brown University School of Public Health in 2020.

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