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Aaron M. Wendelboe

Chair & Professor
Edward E. & Helen T. Bartlett Chair

Aaron M. Wendelboe, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-2229, x57897

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 NE 13th St, Room 301

Post Office Box 26901

Oklahoma City, OK 73104



Dr. Wendelboe is a nationally recognized epidemiologist and public health leader. He is an alumnus of the renowned Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From March to July of 2020, he was deployed to the Oklahoma State Department of Health where he served as the Interim State Epidemiologist, coordinating epidemiology elements of the State’s response to Covid-19. Dr. Wendelboe continues to pursue his passion of bridging academic and applied public health. He serves on the University of Oklahoma Medical Center’s Infection Control and Prevention Committee and the OUHSC’s Emergency Response Committee. In these roles, he collaborates with national, Tribal, and local stakeholders in preparing for and responding to pandemics (e.g., 2009 influenza H1N1, Ebola virus, Zika virus, and COVID-19).



  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
  • MS, Public Health, University of Utah, 2002
  • BS, Microbiology, Brigham Young University, 2000



  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer


  • BSE 5113 Principles of Epidemiology
  • BSE 5303 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
  • BSE 5343 Methods in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • BSE 6960 Directed Readings
  • BSE 6980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation


Research Interests:

  • Disease surveillance, including notifiable infections and venous thromboembolism
  • Integrating technology into disease surveillance to improve efficiency and sustainability
  • Preventing healthcare-associated conditions, such as venous thromboembolism and infection with Clostridium difficile
  • Conducting surveillance for venous thromboembolism in Oklahoma County to estimate the incidence of first episode, recurrent, and fatal venous thromboembolism
  • Developing a user-friendly software to conduct Bayesian statistical analyses
  • Understanding factors associated with increased incidence of Clostridium difficile in healthcare settings
  • Conducting a county-level vulnerability assessment to measure population risk of HIV and hepatitis C virus outbreaks


Link to Dr. Wendelboe's current publications

Select publications:

  1. Wendelboe, Aaron; Kim, Sue; Kinney, Sharyl; Cuellar, Alison; Salinas, Linda; Chou, Ann. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Allowing Additional Time in Cleaning Hospital Contact Precautions Rooms [published online ahead of print, 2021 Jan 16]. Hosp Top. 2021;1-10. doi:10.1080/00185868.2021.1873083
  2. Wendelboe, Aaron; Campbell, Janis; Ding, Kai; Bratzler, Dale; Beckman, Michele; Reyes, Nimia; Raskob, Gary. Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in a Racially Diverse Population of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Thromb Haemost. 2021;121(6):816-825. doi:10.1055/s-0040-1722189
  3. Arrazola, Jessica; Masiello, Matthew; Joshi, Sujata; Dominguez, Adrian; Poel, Amy; Wilkie, Crisandra; Bressler, Jonathan; Mclaughlin, Joseph; Kraszewski, Jennifer; Komatsu, Kenneth; Pompa, Xandy; Jespersen, Megan; Richardson, Gillian; Lehnertz, Nicholas; Lemaster, Pamela; Rust, Britney; Metobo, Alison; Doman, Brooke; Casey, David; Kumar, Jessica; Rowell, Alyssa; Miller, Tracy; Mannell, Mike; Naqvi, Ozair; Wendelboe, Aaron; Leman, Richard; Clayton, Joshua; Barbeau, Bree; Rice, Samantha; Warren-Mears, Victoria; Echo-Hawk, Abigail; Apostolou, Andria; Landen, Michael. COVID-19 Mortality Among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons - 14 States, January-June 2020 . MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020;69(49):1853-1856. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6949a3
  4. Taylor, Jared; McCann, Melinda; Chakraborty, Goutam; Krutz, Glen; Dvorak, Justin; Wendelboe, Aaron. Professors and Practitioners: Assessing the Impact of COVID‐19 in the State of Oklahoma with and Without Residents of Long‐Term Care Facilities [published online ahead of print, 2020 Dec 3]. Soc Sci Q. 2020;10.1111/ssqu.12895. doi:10.1111/ssqu.12895
  5. Barco, Stefano; Valerio, Luca; Ageno, Walter; Cohen, Alexander (Ander); Goldhaber, Samuel; Hunt, Beverley; Iorio, Alfonso; Jiménez, David; Klok, Frederikus; Kucher, Nils; Mahmoudpour, Hamid; Middeldorp, Saskia; Munzel, Thomas; Tagalakis, Vicky; Wendelboe, Aaron; Konstantinides, Stavros. Age-sex specific pulmonary embolism-related mortality in the USA and Canada, 2000–18: an analysis of the WHO Mortality Database and of the CDC Multiple Cause of Death database. Lancet Respir Med. 2021;9(1):33-42. doi:10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30417-3