Dr. Joshia Glenn Petrie

Class of 2001
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Dr. Joshua Glenn Petrie was nominated by David and Kay Petrie.

When he was young, Josh traveled throughout the United States with his Grandpa and Grandma Ely during his school breaks. During his high school years, he played soccer and bass guitar in a rock band. He was named valedictorian of his graduating class.

He graduated from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts in 2004 with a B.S. degree in biology, and he earned an master of public health in 2008 and a Ph.D. in epidemiologic sciences in 2016 -- both from the U-M School of Public Health. 

Dr. Petrie has been a major or cited contributor in over 30 publications and has done numerous talks and poster presentations at conferences.

Since 2016, he has been a research investigator with the Department of Epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health. His research currently receives nearly $10 million in support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Previously, he was a guest lecturer for courses in the SPH for four semester in 2016-2017; a graduate student research assistant (2012-2016), a research area specialist intermediate (2018-2012) and a research assistant (2006-2008) -- also with the Department of Epidemiology at the U-M SPH -- and he was a research technician associate at the Immunology Core Laboratory at the U-M Medical School (2005-2006).

Dr. Petrie currently serves on the doctoral committee of the U-M SPH Department of Epidemiology and in 2016 was co-chair for the department's epidemiology panel committee. He is a grant reviewer for the Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine and is an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for 13 journals related to his field. He is also a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses (ISIRV).  

In 2010, Josh married his high school sweetheart, Kaylan Kimbrell, and they currently live in Ypsilanti. In his free time he enjoys riding bikes, playing his bass guitar, making beer, watching birds and camping.

He is the oldest son of David and Kay (Ely) Petrie. Both of his parents and his siblings attended CASD schools.