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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The livestock-childhood gut health link

UF students and researchers address the links between intestinal pathogens, livestock, and children’s gut health.

Indian boy holding a young goat in a doorway, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India.

UF team to study the effects of climate change in…

The team, which includes PHHP’s Dr. Sarah McKune, aims to understand and explain the variations in responses to the effects of climate change in the…

People and animals at a well in Niger with sparse trees in the background

Endemic COVID-19 could be one to 10 years away

Dr. Ira Longini offers insight on the future of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (blue) infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (red), isolated from a patient sample.
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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

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