Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Infectious diseases are one of the main contributors to global mortality and morbidity. The Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (EMD) has a tradition of both research and teaching courses designed to understand the distribution, transmission, pathogenesis, and ultimately the control of pathogens. A unique feature of EMD is the strong laboratory component within an epidemiology department. Areas of excellence include HIV/AIDS, vector biology, parasitology, molecular epidemiology, immunology, and the modeling of infectious diseases.


Serap Aksoy has been elected councilor of the American Society of Tropical Medicine. She will begin her term in November. 

Alison Galvani, PhD, and co-author Timothy C. Reluga, PhD, assistant professor of mathematics and biology at Pennsylvania State University were selected by a team of experts as the winner of the 14th Bellman Prize for their paper "A general approach for population games with application to vaccination."

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