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Tyler Sharp, PhD

Assistant Professor Adjunct; Assistant Professor Adjunct of Epidemiology, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

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Tyler Sharp, PhD



Commander Tyler M. Sharp, Ph.D., is an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dengue Branch in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A native of Bowling Green, Ohio, he attended secondary school in the Chicago area and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He received additional training at Montana State University – Bozeman and the Medical Research Council Division of Virology in Glasgow, Scotland. He completed his doctorate in Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, in the laboratory of Dr. Mary K. Estes where he studied the molecular mechanisms of norovirus pathogenesis. During his graduate study, he received additional training at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases in Tokyo, Japan. He joined CDC in 2010 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer stationed at CDC Dengue Branch. His current public health and research interests are the epidemiology and pathophysiology of emerging infectious diseases, including dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and leptospirosis. He enjoys international travel, hiking and camping and scuba diving.

Education & Training

  • Epidemic Intelligence Service
    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012)
  • PhD
    Baylor College of Medicine, Molecular Virology and Microbiology (2010)
  • BS (Hon)
    University of Guelph, Molecular Biology and Genetics (2004)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Juan Carlos Finlay AwardUnited States Public Health Service, Hispanic Officers Advocacy Group2019
Bailey K. Ashford MedalThe American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene2018

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