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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 […]

Mary Merrill

Doctoral Students Lecture at Sun Yat-sen University in China

Department of Environmental and Global Health doctoral student Mary Merrill, along with Department of Statistics doctoral student Hunter Merrill presented a 5-day workshop on R statistical programming for public health […]


Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues in Virus Genes journal

John Lednicky and his colleagues Janet Butel, Maya Luetke, and Julia Loeb published an article entitled “Complete genomic sequence of a new Human polyomavirus 9 strain with an altered noncoding […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Michael von Fricken!

Please help us congratulate Michael von Fricken (on the left) on his successful completion of a PhD with the Department of Environmental and Global Health.  Michael’s research has focused on […]


EGH Students Present Posters at the 27th Annual PHHP Research Day

Graduate and undergraduate students from the Department of Environmental and Global Health presented posters on a wide range of research topics at the 27th annual PHHP Research Day on April […]

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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.

Graduate Programs

PhD in Public Health, One Health concentration

The One Health concentration is a research-oriented health degree that emphasizes working across public health, veterinary health, and environmental health disciplines to tackle difficult health problems. This program is designed […]

PhD in Public Health, Environmental and Global Health concentration

The PhD in Public Health requires a minimum of 90 post-baccalaureate credit hours. These credits will include core public health coursework (15 credits); quantitative methods and statistics (12 credits); professional […]

Master of Health Science, One Health concentration

The MHS One Health concentration emphasizes working across public health, veterinary health, and environmental health disciplines to tackle difficult health problems. See video link. Such One Health thinking is strongly […]

Master of Public Health, Environmental Health concentration

Graduates with an MPH in Environmental Health find challenging positions in federal, state and county departments of health and environmental protection, other federal agencies, consulting and research companies, and industry. […]