Beth Thielen, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Beth Thielen

Contact Info

thie0149@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-301-5554

Office Address:
3-218 McGuire Translational Research Facility, 2001 6th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lab Address:
2-430 McGuire Translational Research Facility, 2001 6th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Rebecca Ingison

Administrative Phone
612-626-2765

Administrative Email
godar009@umn.edu

MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

PhD, Global Health and Pathobiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Summary

Dr. Thielen is a physician-scientist trained in adult and pediatric infectious diseases. She joined the faculty in pediatrics in 2020 and is developing a translational research program focused on the molecular epidemiology and viral pathogenesis of human respiratory viral infections including influenza and respiratory syncytial virus. She also has interests in clinical immunology, the role that host genetic variation plays in the response to infectious diseases, and the global burden of respiratory infections.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Thielen has clinical and research interests in the pathogenesis of respiratory viruses, including influenza viruses and respiratory syncytial virus. She will be continuing work started during her fellowship with Dr. Ryan Langlois (Microbiology) studying differences in the innate immune response to these viruses in primary human cells. She also has clinical interests in other infections of immunocompromised patients, clinical immunology, and travel medicine.

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine- Infectious Diseases