Faculty and students are conducting projects in countries including Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad, Uganda and Zambia.


Students participate in multiple international trips and experiences. These include audiology students’ annual trip to Yucatan, Mexico to provide hearing services; physical therapy students offering training for therapists in Nicaragua and Mexico; and undergraduate and master’s students conducting research in Haiti.

undergrads in Haiti


Research ranges from tracking and preventing the spread of infectious diseases across the globe; examining global environmental change; and exploring health disparities and air pollution.

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Helping in Haiti

Haiti’s most recent earthquake caused damage to a building used by the University of Florida for past studies and projects. A retired professor…

building damaged by earthquake

Study explores differences in COVID-19 severity…

The CDC recently awarded a $10 million grant to a UF team to explore factors that can influence COVID-19 severity.

Health care workers and a community liaison (standing) work at a field site in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Cong

Team uncovers emerging viruses in Haiti

UF researchers identify first known instances of two different types of viruses in Haitian children.

Monkey cells, magnified 400x, show signs of cellular death after being experimentally infected with Melao virus isolated from a Haitian child
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Global Health Certificate

Students in the on-campus certificate in global health program will learn the basic causes of key global health threats; apply equity, gender, and rights-based approaches to understanding the health needs of marginalized or vulnerable groups; and apply public health and other disciplinary methods to understand and characterize global health problems and solutions.

Featured research


To combat high rates of malnutrition and stunting in children under 5 years old in Burkina Faso, Dr. Sarah McKune, a researcher in the department of environmental and global health, is leading an innovative intervention to increase egg consumption in young children.

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Ebola vaccine

Ira Longini, Ph.D., and Natalie Dean, Ph.D., faculty members in the UF department of biostatistics, played an integral role in the design and analysis of trials testing the effectiveness of the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine, which is anticipated to save many lives.

A vaccination team works in Kabasha, Beni Territory. Photo: WHO

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Department of Environmental and Global Health

UF Emerging Pathogens Institute