Research A world-class research institute to facilitate interdisciplinary studies

With ongoing research in 30 countries across six continents, the Emerging Pathogens Institute believes in improving the quality and health of all seven billion lives that share our world.

Research purpose

Why Infectious Disease?

New and re-emerging diseases threaten tourism, health and economy, which are particularly vulnerable due to mild climate and diverse agriculture found in certain regions. Weather patterns, commercial plant imports and travel all have the potential to unwittingly carry pathogens from one country or state into another. The Emerging Pathogens Institute fuses key disciplines to develop research, education and outreach capabilities designed to preserve health and economy, and to prevent or contain new and re-emerging diseases.

A lab person wears a powered air purifying respirator and works in the lab.

Research features

Wastewater health signals

University of Florida researchers are refining wastewater surveillance techniques—a public health tool dating to the 1940s—to monitor cities…

An open manhole with a wastewater testing device inside.

Research day recap

From land to sea, EPI’s Research Day keynote talks featured recent leaps in pathogen research affecting people and the aquatic animal source foods…

Drone view of Binh Hung island under blue sky, which surround by thousand of fish cages and lobster cages farm.

research briefs

Research Archive

Taking ebola’s measure

New research by EPI’s Burton Singer quantifies how civil disruption and violence has unraveled Ebola control measures in the Democratic Republic of…

Boy looking out window in west African school