Infectious Disease & Global Health

The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH) established in 2013, applies a multidisciplinary approach to advancing the health and well-being of animals, people, and our global ecosystem. Areas of expertise include public/population health, international medicine, wildlife medicine, and conservation medicine. The alignment of these areas promotes cross-disciplinary strengths that are important in achieving our goal of improving human, animal, and ecosystem health locally, nationally, and internationally. The department has a strong focus on emerging zoonotic diseases and its faculty are recognized internationally as leaders in the field. The department is comprised of clinicians, basic scientists, and field researchers who are dedicated to teaching, clinical service, and global health research.

Concentrations and Special Programs

Graduate Programs

One Health Workforce

The One Health Workforce (OHW) project is working towards developing a collaborative workforce that is prepared to prevent, detect, control, and respond to the threat of infectious diseases and zoonoses around the world, in part, by employing the strengths of universities in One Health core competencies and skills. It is part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT2) program. The focus of EPT2 is cross-sectoral disease surveillance, training, and outbreak response.

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Kids being taught in Kenya


Faculty members of the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH) conduct research on viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic and protozoan pathogens of veterinary and medical importance.



Contact Us

The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is always happy to speak with you and answer any questions. Our contact information follows:

Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536

Phone: 508-887-4374
Fax: 508-839-7911