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NBC News Spotlights Dr. Michael von Fricken

Unprecedented Dengue Fever Outbreak Poses a Growing Threat NBC Nightly News turned to mosquito-borne disease expert and EGH associate professor Dr. Michael von Fricken May 28 for his expertise on the issue. Latin America is grappling with its most severe dengue fever outbreak on record, driven by unusually warm and…

Student Spotlight: Daniel Acosta

Four years into his Ph.D. program, University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health student Daniel Acosta has never felt more sure of his role in the public health field.  The 32-year-old student from Barranquilla, Colombia, moved to the United States in 2017 to pursue UF’s…

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicole Dennis

Dr. Nicole Dennis is our newest addition to the University of Florida Environmental and Global Health department, joining the team as a research assistant professor. With a focus on environmental toxicology and a biological and analytical chemistry background, Dennis is putting her best foot forward to combat…

Staff Spotlight: Erin Ferguson

At the Department of Environmental and Global Health, our administrative and staff support are the backbone of ensuring our operations run smoothly. Gainesville-native Erin Ferguson has been with the department for the past seven months and has already made her impact. Prior to coming to the EGH department, Ferguson…

Student Spotlight: Andrew Satterlee

Captain Steven “Andrew” Satterlee: Navigating the intersections of military service, public health and environmental science Army captain, environmental scientist and University of Florida student Andrew Satterlee is a jack of all trades. The 37-year-old has been enrolled in the Master of Public Health in Environmental Health program within the UF…

Student Spotlight: Meredith Zahara

Even from miles away, Meredith Zahara is unwavering in her pursuit of knowledge.  After earning her bachelor’s degree in animal biology from Grand State Valley University, the Michigan native has worked at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a research associate since 2005. Now, she is coupling…

Student Spotlight: Samantha Andritsch

With a heart of ambition and toolbelt of knowledge, Samantha Andristch is one step closer to her dreams at the University of Florida.  After receiving her bachelor’s degree in public health from the College of Charleston, Andritsch headed south to pursue a Master of Health…

Team Building and Bonding

The UF Environmental and Global Health Department spent an exciting Friday at Lake Wauburg participating in a series of team building activities and games! EGH staff, faculty and students came together to complete challenges that rely on team building, communication skills and words of encouragement! Thank you to RecSports…

MotoMeds Drives Change in Pediatric Care

Dr. Eric Nelson is committed to the pursuit of accessible health care around the clock. The University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health and Department of Pediatrics associate professor has been with UF since 2016. Apart from his time at the UF College of Public Health and Health…

Dr. Benjamin Anderson- Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Benjamin Anderson received his Master of Public Health (MPH) in 2012, and later his PhD in Public Health, One Health concentration in 2015, from the University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health. After graduating with his PhD from UF, Dr. Anderson joined Duke University as a Postdoctoral…

Environmental and Global Health PhD Student Publishes Research in OECD

PhD Evironmental and Global Health student, Daniel Acosta, was co-author on a paper published by the OECD (online library of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) titled, “West Africa and the global climate agenda.” Click the link below to read more. https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/development/west-africa-and-the-global-climate-agenda_e006df00-en…

Dr. Sarah McKune published research in the BMJ Journals for the CAGED project

Dr. Sarah McKune was the co-PI on published research in the BMJ Journals for the CAGED project from her time in Ethiopia titled “Unravelling the reservoirs for colonisation of infants with Campylobacter spp. in rural Ethiopia: protocol for a longitudinal study during a global pandemic and political tensions.” Click below to…

Dr. Eric Coker featured in UFIC’s International Research Spotlight!

Dr. Eric Coker was featured in UFIC’s Office for Global Research Development’s International Research Spotlight! Click here to read. Dr. Coker recently completed a Global Health Fellowship where he conducted a study in Kampala, Uganda examining the relationship between air pollution and respiratory symptoms in children.

Dr. Afsar Ali and Dr. Eric Nelson published in PNAS

Dr. Afsar Ali, Research Associate Professor for EGH and the Emerging Pathogens Institute, and Dr. Eric Nelson, Assistant Professor, were published in PNAS for their research in “Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae evolution and establishment of reservoirs in aquatic ecosystems.” In the article from EPI below, read more about his research and…

MHS in One Health Students Present Capstone Research Experience

This spring, three of our MHS in One Health students completed their Capstone Research Experience and presented about their experiences and findings to faculty, staff, and students in the department. This project is the final piece of the MHS curriculum and is typically completed during the last semester…

Dr. Eric Coker Awarded UFIC Global Fellowship

The University of Florida International Center awarded Dr. Eric Coker, an EGH professor, a competitive fellowship in the Global Fellows Program. This program promotes and supports faculty conducting research with an international reach. As a fellow, Dr. Coker will be mentored by Dr. Sarah McKune, who has significant…

Dr. Andy Kane Recognized for Community-Engagement Science in Gulf Coast

The University of Florida Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities (HGHC) team was awarded the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which recognizes colleges and universities that redesign learning, discovery, and engagement missions to become more involved in their communities. HGHC worked to address the human health effects of the…

Dr. Song Liang to be an Advisor to the World Health Organization

Dr. Song Liang, an associate professor at the Department of Environmental & Global Health, has been invited to join the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Guidelines Development Group (GDG) as an advisor. The GDG is in the process of developing guidelines on the implementation of control and elimination of…

EGH Celebrates National Environmental Health Day 2018

Wednesday, April 4th, the Department of Environmental and Global Health celebrated Environmental Health Day. This day is recognized nation-wide as part of National Public Health Week. Students in the department collaborated with Public Health Student Association (PHSA) to organize a tabling event in the college’s courtyard. Students could…

One Health student tackles small ruminant plague in Uganda

“If their animals die, these people can’t eat. They can’t afford to take their kids to school. They can’t afford medicine. We want to help protect their livelihoods.” – Emi Moore Moore presents work at EPI Research day after return from Uganda. On January 26th, Emi Moore, traveled from Gainesville, Florida to the…

One Health Student Rebecca Austin-Datta becomes CDC Science Ambassador Fellow

One Health PhD Student, Rebecca Austin-Datta, was recently invited to join the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Science Ambassador. This fellowship is highly coveted, with 174 applications submitted from 34 states and 5 countries in this cycle alone. Rebecca is 1 of 30 applicants who was…

MPH Student, Marissa Valentine-King “Rocked” Public Health in 2017

Environmental and Global Health student, Marissa Valentine King, was recognized by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice for the Students Who Rocked Public Health 2017. This is the second year that students contributions to the Public Health field were recognized by the publication. Valentine King, a PhD candidate,…

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