Infectious Diseases

These faculty focus on vector-borne diseases, influenza, HIV/AIDS, STIs...


Jeff Bender, DVM, MS
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

An internationally recognized expert on diseases at the human-animal interface. Areas of expertise: Epidemiology, infection control and prevention, designing and evaluating surveillance programs, risk communication, and development of educational and outreach programs.

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Eva Enns, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Infectious disease, mathematical modeling, cost-effectiveness, HIV/AIDS, STIs, network analysis, model calibration

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Craig Hedberg, PhD
Professor and Interim Division Head

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Environment & exposures, food & nutrition, infectious disease, foodborne disease, surveillance, outbreak investigation, exposure assessment, food safety, epidemiology, public health preparedness, public health practice 

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David Jacobs, PhD
Mayo Professor of Public Health

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aging, chronic disease, environment & exposures, equity, food & nutrition, genetics, infectious disease, injuries, methods, chronic disease epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition, physical activity, smoking, biomarkers, subclinical disease

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Byeonghwa Jeon, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Food safety, antibiotic resistance, molecular microbiology, biofilm formation, stress tolerance in foodborne pathogens.

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Shalini Kulasingam, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Chronic diseases, infectious disease, management & economics, mother & children, cancer, screening, vaccination, HPV, decision modeling, sexually transmitted infections 

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Alan Lifson, MD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, global health 

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George Maldonado, PhD, MSPH
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Methods, causal inference, environmental health, epidemiology, infectious disease

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Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Infectious disease, eco-epidemiology, zoonoses, one health, field epidemiology, community-based research, disease diagnosis

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James D. Neaton, PhD
Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Chronic diseases, infectious disease, methods, international research, clinical trials, clinical research, HIV/AIDS

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Heather Hammon Nelson, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Cancer, genetics, epigenetics, environment, immunity

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Jonathan Oliver, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Infectious diseases, vector-borne diseases, ticks, mosquitoes, Lyme disease, BorreliaAnaplasma, Ehrlichia, Rickettsia

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Michael Osterholm, PhD
Regents Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

An internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology. Disease Surveillance, Epidemiology, Health Communications, Health Communications: Social Media, Infectious Disease, Infectious Disease: Foodborne, Infectious Disease: HIV / AIDS, Infectious Disease: Influenza, Infectious Disease: STDs, Policy / Politics, Public Health Preparedness, Vaccines

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Peter Raynor, PhD
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental health, occupational health, industrial hygiene, exposure science, exposure control, air pollution, aerosols, biological aerosols, hazardous substances, nanotechnology health and safety

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Cavan Reilly, PhD
Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Chronic diseases, genetics, infectious disease, Bayesian analysis, high throughput assays, clinical trials, data management systems, HIV/AIDS, Ebola virus disease, COPD

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B.R. Simon Rosser, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aging, chronic diseases, infectious disease, mental health, HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual health, prostate cancer, LGBT health, sexual functioning, online interventions, e-public health

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Sandra Safo
Assistant Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Multivariate Statistical Analysis, High-dimensional data, Data integration, Statistical Learning (Discriminant Analysis, Classification), Sample Size Estimation, Statistical genomics, Metabolomics

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Gillian Tarr, PhD, CPH
Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

infectious disease epidemiology, foodborne infections, enteric infections, zoonoses, molecular epidemiology

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Rebecca Wurtz, MD, MPH
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Immunization barriers, electronic laboratory reporting, population health data standards, “data exhaust," and open health data

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