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Multidisciplinary team establishes a facile method for collecting viable influenza viruses

The modes of person-to-person transmission of influenza viruses, especially with regard to the airborne transmission via inhalation of fine (<5 microns) particles, are highly debated. A team comprised of researchers […]

Nursing students, interns and volunteers helped to staff school-based immunizations, which resulted in indirect protection even for those who were not immunized.

Immunizing schoolkids fights flu in others, too

Mathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well. When half of […]


EGH researchers participate in environmental sampling project to detect respiratory pathogens in Saudi Arabian airport.

Dr. John Lednicky and former EGH chair Dr. Gregory Gray, worked with former Saudi Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Ziad Memish, to characterize respiratory pathogens in breathing air and in […]

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Students Present at the SACNAS conference in Los Angeles

Graduate and undergraduate students that are currently working with Drs. Sabo-Attwood and Bisesi in the Department of Environmental and Global Health presented their research at the Society for Advancement of […]

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Doctoral student Cuc Tran will be honored for mentoring contributions!

Cuc Tran, a doctoral student in the department of environmental and global health, is a recipient of UF’s 2014 Graduate Student Mentoring Award. Given by UF’s Innovation Through Institutional Integration […]

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Our Mission

The University of Florida has extensive resources addressing various aspects of the environment. The Department of Environmental and Global Health is in a unique position to bring these resources together to improve human health. In collaboration with the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Department aims to incorporate 1) other mathematical modeling approaches to predict disease risk; 2) assess environment/gene interactions at a community level; 3) evaluate the health impact of anthropogenic environmental change, including global climate change; and 4) develop policy responses to minimize risk from emerging and re-emerging biological threats.


The Department of Environmental and Global Health is a hub of collaboration among University of Florida scientists who are interested in the effects of factors in the environment on human health. Factors in the air, soil, and water that threaten health are rarely contained within artificially drawn political borders. Thus environmental health is global and it is our goal to explore and examine its global dimensions fully. The Department collaborates extensively with the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology (CEHT), the Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI), and the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience.