Bethany DiPrete, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology


Dr. Bethany DiPrete is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Her research focuses on infectious disease dynamics, with an emphasis on SARS-CoV-2 and cholera. Specifically, her ongoing efforts include harnessing epidemiologic and molecular data to understand transmission dynamics, surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 variants in North Carolina, and improving methods for designing molecular surveillance and phylodynamic studies. Her other research interests include prescription opioid use and opioid-related harms using multiple large, linked data sources, with a focus on methods in causal inference.

Representative Courses

EPID 799B: Problem Solving Seminar in Advanced Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Research Activities

Infectious disease dynamics





  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2020
  • MS, Global Health, Duke University, , 2014
  • BA, Psychology, Columbia University, 2009