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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…

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…

Karen Coker & Andrew Rainey of PhD in Public Health One Health program receive funding through the CTSI TL1 predoctoral training program

Karen Coker, Ph.D. in Public Health (One Health) student, and Tyler Nesbit, a Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences Ph.D. student, have been selected for funding through the CTSI TL1 predoctoral training program. Andrew Rainey, another Ph.D. in Public Health (One Health) student, and Lisa Emerson, a Department of Microbiology…

EGH Alumna, Dr. Helena Chapman, named as one of UF’s 2021 #40GatorsUnder40

Helena Chapman serves as Associate Program Manager for Health and Air Quality Applications in the Applied Sciences Program (Booz Allen Hamilton) of the Earth Science Division at NASA Headquarters. In this focus area, her team promotes the use of Earth observation data in public health applications, related to air quality…

Dr. Joe Bisesi and Dr. Chris Martyniuk received a new NIH grant to study the effects of brominated flame retardants on thyroid hormone synthesis negative feedback loops

Dr. Chris Martyniuk, an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of physiological sciences, and Dr. Joseph Bisesi, an assistant professor in the UF College of Health and Health Professions’ department of environmental and global health, are collaborating in a new project sponsored by the National Institutes of…

Dr. Ilaria Capua published in The Lancet: “The unsung virtue of thermostability”

The current vaccination campaign against SARS-CoV-2 has many challenging aspects, one of which is maintaining the cold chain for the distribution, delivery, and storage of available vaccines and guaranteeing that their full titre is retained for administration. Although outstanding technology for vaccine development has enabled products to be put on…

EGH Researchers Find Diarrhoeal Infections May Have Long-Lasting Effects

Mirna Amaya, One Health Ph.D. student, Lindsey Laytner, a recent EGH graduate, and Karoun Bagamian, EGH affiliate faculty, contributed to a recently published article concerning the cause of moderate to severe diarrhoea in children under five. The article titled, “Burden of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and shigella non-fatal diarrheal infections in…

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…

Dr. Liz Wood publishes article in Food and Nutrition Research

Dr. Liz Wood, PhD, recently published an article titled “Household decision-making around food in rural Tajikistan: a cross-sectional study to help extension workers in the field” in Food & Nutrition Research. Dr. Wood co-wrote the article with Katharine McNamara, a PhD student in the Department of Environmental and Global Health,…

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…

Thomas B. Waltzek, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology College of Veterinary Medicine Gainesville, FL 32610 tbwaltzek@ufl.edu CV Education PhD, Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis, 2010 DVM, University of California, Davis, 2009 MS, Ecology, University of California, Davis, 2002 BS, Biological Science, Florida State University, 1998…

MHS in Environmental and Global Health with a Concentration in One Health

What is “One Health?” “One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. One Health is not new, but it has become more important in recent years. This is because many factors have changed interactions…

PhD in Public Health, One Health

The PhD in Public Health, One Health concentration will require a minimum of 90 post-baccalaureate credit hours. 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 to bridge the…

Masters Programs Requirements

 Application Requirements The following criteria must be met to be considered for admission to the MPH program: Bachelor’s or equivalent degree At least a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a minimum score  of  300 English proficiency examination ** English Proficiency **…

PhD in Public Health, Environmental Health

The PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health is offered by the Department of Environmental and Global Health in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. The Environmental Health Concentration prepares students for the rigors of independent scientific investigation and leadership roles in the…

Our Current Students

Current PHD Students Environmental HealthStart DateAdvisorSakib, Sk NazmusFall 2019AliManrique, AndresFall 2018Sabo-AttwoodO’Connor, AmberFall 2020Sabo-AttwoodPunch, BiancaFall 2021LiangWu, XueFall 2022LinPei-Yu WuFall 2022LinDonaldson, JessicaFall 2022BisesiParo, Fevi RoseFall 2022LiangConnell, MackenzieFall 2022BakerDavour, RoselynFall 2023Colon-BurgosZhang, ZhichengFall 2023LinChen, XinyueFall 2024LinCheramy, JeantelFall 2024BisesiSriguha,…

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