Study the environmental factors associated with infectious diseases.
The Environmental Infectious Diseases concentration is concerned with the emergence of foodborne and infectious diseases in the United States and around the world.
The environment and changing conditions in the environment can have a great impact on the distribution and occurrence of infectious diseases. Global climate change is a growing concern regarding the potential expansion of tropical vector borne diseases. In evaluating the chain of infection, environment may play a key role in reservoir maintenance, as well as a route of transmission through food, water, and air. From basic principles of infection control to predicting the impact of emerging infections, this program will explore the environmental factors associated with infectious diseases.
This concentration is offered as MPH, MS, or PhD degree options.