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NIFA Fellowship awarded to Environmental & Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Candice Lavelle, a recent UF PhD graduate and current postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Environmental and Global Health has won a grant from the United States Department of […]


Yaser Alsahafi Presents Research at 2015 National Oral Health Conference

The 2015 National Oral Health Conference took place from April 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri.The NOHC is the premier meeting for dental┬ápublic health. Dental public health professionals from around North […]

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The first weekend of May marked the graduation of a number of Environmental and Global Health students: EGH Students Cuc Tran MPH-EH Students Moniqe Bessette Kirstin Blanzy Melani Dickenson Daniel […]

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Researchers discover carbon nanotubes increase lung cell susceptibility to influenza viral infection

Drs. Sabo-Attwood, Lednicky and colleagues recently published an article in Particle & Fibre Toxicology showing that if lung cells are pre-exposed to carbon nanotubes, they are more susceptible to infection […]


Doctoral Student Wins Internship with Dow Chemical Company

EGH doctoral student Xiao (Bela) Zheng, who has been working with Dr. Sabo-Attwood in the area of nanotoxicology, has been offered a summer internship with Dow AgroSciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary […]

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About Us

EGH is a hub of collaboration among University of Florida scientists interested in the effects of environmental factors on human health.

Air, soil, and water are factors that threaten health that are rarely contained within artificially drawn political borders. Thus, environmental health is global. It is our goal to explore and examine its global dimensions fully.

The Department of Environmental & Global Health collaborates extensively with the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology (CEHT), the Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI), and the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience.

Our Mission

In combination with some of the brightest minds in the field, the Department of Environmental and Global Health has access to the extensive resources within the University of Florida. This puts us in a unique position to apply these resources towards the improvement human health.

In collaboration with the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Department aims to:
1) Predict disease risk using mathematical modeling
2) Assess environment/gene interactions at a community level
3) Evaluate the health impact of anthropogenic environmental change, including global climate change
4) Develop policy responses to minimize risk from emerging and re-emerging biological threats.

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