Tomás J. Aragón MD, DrPH

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
  • MD - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • DrPH - University of California, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA
  • PH 251D: Applied Epidemiology Using R (Fall)
Research Interests: 
  • Population health improvement
  • Organizational performance
  • Health leadership
Current Projects: 
  • Continuous Decision Improvement (CDC training grant)
  • Community Transformation Initiative (CDC prevention grant)
  • San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership (collective impact)
Selected Publications: 

Enanoria WT, Crawley AW, Tseng W, Furnish J, Balido J, Aragón TJ. The epidemiology and surveillance response to pandemic influenza A (H1N1) among local health departments in the San Francisco Bay Area. BMC Public Health. 2013 Mar 27;13:276. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-276. PubMed PMID: 23530722; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3681650.

Hunter JC, Crawley AW, Petrie M, Yang JE, Aragón TJ. Local Public Health System Response to the Tsunami Threat in Coastal California following the Tōhoku Earthquake. PLoS Curr. 2012 Jul 16;4:e4f7f57285b804. doi: 10.1371/4f7f57285b804. PubMed PMID: 22953236; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3426142.

Hunter JC, Yang JE, Petrie M, Aragón TJ. Integrating a framework for conducting public health systems research into statewide operations-based exercises to improve emergency preparedness. BMC Public Health. 2012 Aug 20;12:680. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-680. PubMed PMID: 22905991; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3505730.

Hunter JC, Rodríguez DC, Aragón TJ. Public health management of antiviral drugs during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: a survey of local health departments in California. BMC Public Health. 2012 Jan 25;12:82. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-82. PubMed PMID: 22276659; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3323435.

Katcher BS, Reiter RB, Aragón TJ. Estimating alcohol-related premature mortality in San Francisco: use of population-attributable fractions from the global burden of disease study. BMC Public Health. 2010 Nov 9;10:682. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-682. PubMed PMID: 21062479; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3091581.

Vukotich CJ Jr, Coulborn RM, Aragon TJ, et al. Findings, gaps, and future direction for research in nonpharmaceutical interventions for pandemic influenza. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Apr;16(4):e2. PubMed PMID: 20350370.

Aiello AE, Coulborn RM, Aragon TJ, et a. Research findings from nonpharmaceutical intervention studies for pandemic influenza and current gaps in the research. Am J Infect Control. 2010 May;38(4):251-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2009.12.007. Review. PubMed PMID: 20226569.

Aragón TJ, Lichtensztajn DY, Katcher BS, Reiter R, Katz MH. Calculating expected years of life lost for assessing local ethnic disparities in causes of premature death. BMC Public Health. 2008 Apr 10;8:116. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-116. PubMed PMID: 18402698; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2386472.

Aragón TJ, Vugia DJ, Shallow S, Samuel MC, Reingold A, Angulo FJ, Bradford WZ. Case-control study of shigellosis in San Francisco: the role of sexual transmission and HIV infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Feb 1;44(3):327-34. Epub 2006 Dec 29. PubMed PMID: 17205436.

Porco TC, Holbrook KA, Fernyak SE, Portnoy DL, Reiter R, Aragón TJ. Logistics of community smallpox control through contact tracing and ring vaccination: a stochastic network model. BMC Public Health. 2004 Aug 6;4:34. PubMed PMID: 15298713; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC520756.

Aragón TJ, Fernyak SE. The risks and benefits of pre-event smallpox vaccination: where you stand depends on where you sit. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Nov;42(5):681-4. Review. PubMed PMID: 14581921.

Aragón TJ, Ulrich S, Fernyak S, Rutherford GW. Risks of serious complications and death from smallpox vaccination: a systematic review of the United States experience, 1963-1968. BMC Public Health. 2003 Aug 11;3:26. Review. PubMed PMID: 12911836; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC194634.

Aragón TJ, Novotny S, Enanoria W, Vugia DJ, Khalakdina A, Katz MH. Endemic cryptosporidiosis and exposure to municipal tap water in persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS): a case-control study. BMC Public Health. 2003 Jan 6;3:2. Epub 2003 Jan 6. PubMed PMID: 12515584; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC149226.

Porco TC, Aragón TJ, Fernyak SE, Cody SH, Vugia DJ, Katz MH, Bangsberg DR. Risk of infection from needle reuse at a phlebotomy center. Am J Public Health. 2001 Apr;91(4):636-8. PubMed PMID: 11291380; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1446637.

Other interests: 
  • Director, Population Health Division, SF Dept. of Public Health
  • Health Officer, City & County of San Francisco
  • Brazilian jiu-jitsu
  • Running and biking
Profile Updated: November 13, 2013