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Jennifer German

Assistant Clinical Professor, Global, Environmental, and Occupational Health

Jennifer German, PhD, has always had an interest in viral pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions as well as a strong desire to work with students in order to engage them in authentic research experiences.


SPH | Room 2375

(301) 405-9416

Areas of Interest

Core Faculty

Virus Transmission; Aerobiology and Infection; COVID-19 Transmission

After earning her PhD and studying the innate immune response to West Nile Virus at the University of Maryland, Jennifer German continued working at UMD as a Research Educator with the First-year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE). Her FIRE lab focused on monitoring bacterial contamination of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

In 2017, German joined the PHAB lab as the Student Engagement Coordinator for the CATCH study, which allowed her to merge her interests in studying viral transmission and factors influencing respiratory virus infection and engaging undergraduate students in hands-on research opportunities.

PhD, Biology, 2013

University of Maryland

BS, Genetic Engineering, 2005

Cedar Crest College

MIEH309 Environmental Health Research

MIEH225 Clinical Research Practicum: The CATCH the Virus Study

MIEH325 Introduction to Clinical Research Methods.

Zhu S, Jenkins S, Addo K, Heidarinejad M, Romo SA, Layne A, Ehizibolo J, Dalgo D, Mattise NW, Hong F, Adenaiye OO, Bueno de Mesquita JP, Albert BJ, Washington-Lewis R, German J, Tai S, Youssefi S, Milton DK, Srebric J. (2020). Ventilation and laboratory confirmed acute respiratory infection (ARI) rates in college residence halls in College Park, Maryland. Environment International. Feb; 137

Hines, SE, Tai, S., German, J., Chen, H., Madden, M, Lulaj, E., Tong, C., Apte, M., Hermann, S., Birrell, A., Miton, D., McDiarmid, MA. (2020). Halo Respirator Assessment of Reprocessing and Cleaning (ARC). J. Inter. Soc. Resp. Protection. 137