EPI was created in 2006 to facilitate interdisciplinary studies of emergence and control of human, animal and plant pathogens of concern to the world.
EPI collaborates with over 250 faculty members from around the world annually.
New research by EPI investigators examines why intervention strategies to mitigate malaria transmission in Zambia began failing several years ago. In a twist, the mechanisms were predicted to occur by a separate EPI investigator in different work looking at the effects of climate change upon malaria transmission in Africa.Read more
Tucked away in a lengthy review of COVID-19 literature is an intriguing discussion of how jargon affects COVID-19 research, as experts from different fields use common terms but define them differently.Read more
Four University of Florida researchers led a recent meta-analysis to uncover trends in household transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The analysis focused on what epidemiologists term the secondary attack rate, or the rate at which a disease spreads from an ill person to others within a family or small group of people living together.Read more