- Ph.D. Student, Epidemiology
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Colten James Strickland is the founding doctoral student in the Epidemiology program at The University of Delaware and a COVID-19 Epidemiologist for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Prior to the start of his program, Mr. Strickland was in the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) (Class of 2016) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was assigned to the Multnomah County Health Department in Portland, Oregon where he worked on childhood immunizations. Mr. Strickland earned his Bachelor of Science in Philosophy with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies from Utah Valley University in 2013. He earned his Master of Public Health in Disaster Management from Tulane University in 2015 with a thesis entitled, “Utah Surge Capacity: An Evaluation of Hospital Capability to Withstand Crisis Standards of Care During an Earthquake in the Wasatch Front.” Mr. Strickland is an active and supportive member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Disaster and outbreak epidemiology