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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 […]

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 […]

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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.