Jacob Bueno de Mesquita

Jacob Bueno de Mesquita

Postdoctoral Researcher


Jacob Bueno de Mesquita is an environmental health epidemiologist. He dedicated much of his doctoral and postdoctoral study to quantifying modes of influenza transmission, characterizing viral shedding (including SARS-CoV-2 virus) in exhaled breath aerosols, and identifying contagious biomarkers. He has worked on an influenza human challenge-transmission trial and observational studies of acute respiratory infection in a campus community. Earlier he trained in basic biomedical science and global health at Georgetown, and joined CDC as a Public Health Associate where he contributed to emergency preparedness, immunization programs, and clinical public health service delivery. He joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a postdoc to study ventilation and other engineering controls with the goals of mitigating pandemics, promoting well-being, and achieving greater harmony with the natural environment.

Postdoc: Environmental Health Science, University of Maryland

PhD: Environmental Health Science, University of Maryland

Fellowship: Public Health Associate, CDC

BS: Human Science (with Global Health Certificate), Georgetown University