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


Bruce Alexander, PhD
Professor and Division Head

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Occupational and environmental epidemiology environment and exposures, infectious disease, injuries, epidemiology, occupational health, One Health, global health, agricultural health

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Nicole E. Basta, PhD, MPhil
Assistant Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Infectious diseases, vaccines, immunology, global health, health disparities, health equity, epidemiologic methods, mother & children, adolescent health, influenza, meningitis, HPV

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Jeff Bender, DVM, MS
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Epidemiology, infection control and prevention, designing and evaluating surveillance programs, and development of educational and outreach programs.

 

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Matteo Convertino, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Theoretical and Computational Complexity Science, in particular integrated information; Network and Decision Sciences for applying and developing theories, methods, and technology that are useful in helping understand, design, and manage population systems/patterns (from biological, environmental, social, technological, and integrated systems).

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Eva Enns, PhD
Assistant 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

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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Keith Horvath, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Infectious disease, mental health, HIV/AIDS, technology, behavioral theory 

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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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Shalini Kulasingam, PhD, MPH
Associate 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 Munoz-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
Associate 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
Director

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

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
Associate 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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William Toscano, PhD
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Chronic diseases, environment & exposures, equity, genetics, infectious disease, endocrine disruption, global health, epigenomics, social determinants of health, dioxins, human development, built environment, minority health

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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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