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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…

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. Sabo-Attwood and colleagues from Duke University published a paper on tracking nanoparticles in estuarine sediments

“Analysis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Estuarine Sediments by Density Gradient Ultracentrifugation Coupled to Near-Infrared Fluorescence Spectroscopy Reveals Disassociation of Residual Metal Catalyst Nanoparticles” Abstract The continued growth of the nanotechnology industry and the incorporation of nanomaterials into consumer applications will inevitably lead to their release into environmental systems.

Protecting a campus through its wastewater

UF Environmental & Global Health team led by Drs. Joe Bisesi, Tony Maurelli and Tara Sabo-Attwood developed a COVID-19 wastewater surveillance system for UF’s campus housing. GatorWATCH serves as an early warning system to detect unsuspected infections. See below for the story. https://news.ufl.edu/2020/09/wastewater/?fbclid=IwAR0EmeW4maWaAR0ze4NGDgFRhsS7YJkGwKbc77SB_nMpNhhNiVYH2khqs1Y…

Dr. Sabo-Attwood Appointed Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives

The chair of the Department of Environmental & Global Health, Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood, was appointed as the Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives. This journal, with support from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, is a journal of environmental health research and news. To view Environmental Health Perspectives, please…

Dr. Ilaria Capua awarded the “Barcelona Hypatia Europen Science Prize” by the Academia Europea-Barcelona Knowledge Hub & the Barcelona City Council

EGH would like to recognize Dr. Ilaria Capua for being awarded the “Barcelona Hypatia European Science Prize,” by the Academia Europea-Barcelona Knowledge Hub & the Barcelona City Council. The prize “recognises an outstanding researcher who has conducted her/his career primarily in Europe and at the highest international level, with a strong…

UF researchers thrive despite the pandemic

Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood is featured as one of the UF researchers who received a portion of the record $900.7 million in research awards in the 2020 fiscal year. View the Alligator story below to read more. View story here…

UF Researchers Find Viable Viruses in Aerosols that Cause COVID-19

August 27, 2020 in Air Resources, Environmental Engineering Sciences, News, Research Highlights GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from the University of Florida provides strong evidence that aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may be possible. A team of UF researchers, led by John Lednicky, Ph.D., and Chang-Yu…

Dr. Eric Coker Published in Environment International

Dr. Coker’s article, Household Air Pollution Profiles Associated with Persistent Childhood Cough in Urban Ugana, is now on view at this link. A preview of the background of Dr. Coker’s study: “Most household air pollution (HAP) interventions in developing countries of sub-Saharan Africa have focused on a single source,…

Dr. Lednicky Educates Reddit on the Coronavirus on an AMA

On Thursday, January 30th, our very own microbiologist, Dr. John Lednicky, ran his first Reddit Ask Me Anything during the time of the Coronavirus outbreak. By the time the session ended, there were 650 likes and more than 150 comments…making it UF Research’s most active live AMA session to…

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…

Emerging Virus in Venezuela Uncovered by EGH Researcher

Gaby Blohm, a Post-Doctoral Associate, working in the Lednicky Lab at the University of Florida In 2016, during a zika virus disease outbreak in Venezuela, a young girl arrived at a hospital showing signs of a fever, rash, and joint pains. The patient’s plasma was sent to Colombia where…

Research Facilities

The Department of Environmental and Global Health faculty and students use and collaborate with several research facilities on the University of Florida campus. This includes: Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology (CEHT) Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) Aquatic Pathobiology Laboratory (APL) Genetics Institute International Center  …

UF Researchers Solve Chlamydia Mystery; Reveal Possible New Drug Target

The research team, led by Dr. Anthony Maurelli, of the Department of Environmental and Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute, that resolved the 60-year-old Chlamydia anomaly has solved another long-standing mystery of this important bacterial pathogen. Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading cause of bacteria sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United…

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,…

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,…

Gary G. Clark, PhD

Courtesy Faculty Office: CMAVE, ARS, USDA, Gainesville, FL Phone: 352-374-5910 E-mail: gary.clark@ars.usda.gov CV Education Ph.D., Med/Vet Entomol, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins M.S., Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins B.A., Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Professional Positions Research Leader, Mosquito & Fly Research…

Juliet Pulliam, PhD

Courtesy Faculty CV Research Interests infectious disease dynamics, viral host jumps, quantitative ecology, epidemiology of viral encephalitides, epidemiology of viral zoonoses, theory and practice of epidemiology in resource-limited settings Education Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,…

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