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. These were all taken by Lucia Graca Remedios.
If you are looking for my CV, you can download it here:
And as for a bio:
Jason Tetro is an independent researcher in health-related microbiology and immunology with over 25 years of experience in various fields including bloodborne, food and water pathogens; environmental microbiology; disinfection and antisepsis; and emerging pathogens such as Zika virus. He is better known in the public as The Germ Guy™. He regularly writes for The Huffington Post Canada, Popular Science, and The Globe and Mail. He also has a regular monthly column with CBC Radio. He has written two books, The Germ Code, which was shortlisted as Science Book of The Year (2014) and The Germ Files, which spent several weeks on the national bestseller list. He has also co-edited, The Human Microbiome Handbook, which provides an academic perspective on the impact of microbes in human health.
Thanks again and I look forward to talking with you!