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Global Health/Tropical Diseases

Work in the Department of Epidemiology contributes to the School's commitment to improve health across the globe. Our faculty are world leaders in the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS research across the globe. Our modeling faculty has had impact on the ebola crisis, cost-effective distribution of vaccines and other medicines for resource poor nations. 

EMD researchers specialize in many other tropical diseases, including vector-transmitted diseases such as malaria, zika, leptospirosis, leishmaniasis, human African trypanosomiasis.



Student Resources and Centers

International Activity

EMD faculty projects around the world.

Relevant Courses

  • Global Aspects of Food and Nutrition EMD 543/CDE 543
  • Responding to Violent Conflict: Epi Methods and PH Interventions EMD 540
  • Global Health and Justice Practicum EMD 596/SBS 596
  • Advanced Topics in tropical Parasitic Diseases EMD 680
  • Implementation Science EMD 533
  • Water, Sanitation and Global Health EMD 537/EHS 537