Jonathan Credo

Ph.D. Student - Tucson

Jonathan Credo received two undergraduate degrees from Northern Arizona University in 2014, one in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry, ACS Certified, and another in Biomedical Science. In 2015 he was accepted into medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. After passing STEP 1, Jonathan decided to take a research sabbatical that transitioned into a PhD program through the CTS program at the University of Arizona in 2018.

He has been in research since 2010, with most of that time working on environmental contamination in tribal communities with a focus on water contaminants across the Navajo Nation. In addition to this work, Jonathan has conducted research at NIH in Bethesda, MD on stem cell physiology as well as research at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines utilizing amphibians as a model organism for pesticide exposure in humans. His dissertation research focuses on the impact of agrichemicals on vulnerable human populations and how they disseminate into the environment. After completing his PhD, he plans to complete his MD and focus on research related to ecotoxicology and environmental medicine in vulnerable populations.

Faculty Mentor: Jeff Burgess MD, MS, MPH – University of Arizona

Research Mentors: Jani Ingram, PhD and Frank von Hippel, PhD – Northern Arizona University