Hello there and thanks for looking me up!
I’m always excited to be talking about the world of germs but over the last few years, that has expanded into numerous areas. So, if you are looking for someone to talk about the following:
- Germs in General
- Pathogens including foodborne, waterborne, bloodblorne, vector borne, epidemic and pandemic diseases
- Immunology (especially inflammation)
- Nutrition and Diet
- The Microbiome
- Cleaning and Disinfection
- Hand Hygiene
- Sequelae of germs including chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and psychological disorders
- Antibiotics and resistance
- Social marketing for health
- Knowledge Translation
…then I would be more than happy to discuss with your organization any topics that are your focus of stories, reports, and series.
There are many ways to contact me although the easiest is to send me an Email to my Germ Guy account. You can do so by simply clicking below:
You can also reach me through Twitter – I may not reply as quickly but I’m always checking. I’m at:
If you are on a deadline (like most media these days) you can quickly reach me on my cell:
If you’re looking for a photo of me, I’m sure that there are more than a few you could find by doing a simple Google Image Search. However, you can also choose from these great shots from some of Ottawa’s best photographers.
If you are looking for my CV, you can download it here:
And as for a bio:
Jason Tetro is a microbiologist with over 25 years’ experience in research, funded by national and international agencies and has numerous peer-reviewed publications, chapters, reports and other knowledge translation activities.
In public, Jason is better known as The Germ Guy™. In 2007, he ventured out of the lab and into the media studio doing a Question and Answer news segment on the Canadian Television Network as The Germ Guy. He has since written for national and international newspapers and magazines including The Toronto Star and Scientific American. He currently writes for The Huffington Post Canada and is a freelance contributor for other national and international media outlets.
His new book, The Germ Code (Random House/Doubleday Canada) will be out in Fall 2013. This trade paperback will build a foundation for our at times fraught relationship with germs and how we can live in co-existence rather than war and fear.
Thanks again and I look forward to talking with you!