Matthew Scotch

Matthew Scotch

Assistant Director, Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering
Professor, College of Health Solutions


Matthew Scotch is a professor of biomedical informatics in the College of Health Solutions and assistant director of the Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering at Arizona State University. His research focuses genomic and molecular epidemiology to study RNA viruses with a particular interest in influenza A viruses.

Current projects include studying approaches to advance phylogeography models and geospatial metadata in virus sequence databases for virus surveillance (funding: NIH/NIAID R01AI117011) and analysis of viruses from wastewater using bioinformatics (funding: NIH/NLM 1R01LM013129).

His lab group is also interested in the molecular epidemiology of RNA viruses including the amplification and sequencing of influenza viruses for studying spread among avian and human hosts.