Message From the Chair

dr. Sabo-Attwood

Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood, Department Chair


Welcome to the Department of Environmental and Global Health at the University of Florida!

I am so pleased you decided to visit our Departmental website, as we have a lot to offer. The Department serves as a hub for faculty and students dedicated to excellence in education, research, and service in the environmental health sciences.

Faculty members in the department are highly recognized for their research accolades in areas that include cholera, malaria, respiratory viruses, environmental toxicology, nanoscience, aquatic animal health and water quality and sanitation. Their projects are based in the U.S. and in several countries around the world, including Bangladesh, Haiti, Cameroon and Kenya and span basic laboratory to social science based approaches. The department collaborates extensively with other members of UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute and the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology.

 Our faculty are committed to training the next generation of scientists and public health practitioners for meeting the challenges of evolving and emerging public health issues. Through our doctoral and masters level programs we offer several training avenues that include modern blended approaches coupled with on-site field courses. We are continuing to build on our strengths in One Health and pride ourselves on offering the first One Health degree programs nationally.

I am truly excited to serve as Chair of such a dynamic, pioneering group of faculty eager to be at cutting edge of environmental and global health. I hope that you take a moment to visit the rest of our website!