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Ecology of Infectious Diseases Initiative (EID)

This joint NIH-NSF program is currently being competed under an NSF program announcement:


This joint National Institutes of Health (NIH)-National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative supports efforts to understand the underlying ecological and biological mechanisms that govern relationships between human-induced environmental changes and the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases. The highly interdisciplinary research projects funded under this program apply both ecological and biomedical methods, and study how environmental events such as habitat alteration, biological invasion, climate change, and pollution alter the risks of emergence and transmission of viral, parasitic, and bacterial diseases in humans and other animals. Projects are encouraged to consider how integrated environmental and biomedical approaches to infectious diseases may enhance our ability to predict and control them.

For information on the Ecology of Infectious Diseases Initiative, contact:

Dr. Joshua P. Rosenthal
Program Director

Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health

Building 31, B2C39
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Phone: (301) 496-1653
Fax: (301) 402-0779

Funding Partners

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Biological Sciences
Directorate for Geosciences
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

NIH Awards

Project Period
PI Name

Fogarty International Center

2007-2012 TW008067 Charles Harding King and Uriel D. Kitron Case Western Reserve University Eco-Epidemiology of Schistosomiasis, Malaria and Polyparasitism in Coastal Kenya (Summary)
2007-2010 TW008066 Alexander Frans Van Geen

Columbia University New York Morningside

Does arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh raise exposure to bacterial and viral pathogens (Summary)
2006-2011 TW007872 Peter A. Zimmerman Case Western Reserve University Changing Dynamics of Anopheline Transmission of Malaria and Filariasis in Papua New Guinea (Summary)
2006-2010 TW007869 Xiangming Xiao University of New Hampshire Economy-Based Risk Assessment and Early Warning for HPAI in Asia (Summary)
2005-2010 TW007550 Richard W. Merritt Michigan State University Ecological Relationships of Mycobacterium infection (Summary)
2004-2008 TW006986 Colleen B. Jonsson Southern Research Institute Impact of Land Cover Change on Hantavirus Ecology (Summary)
2002-2009 TW005836 Uriel D. Kitron University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Ecoepidemiology of Chagas Disease in Northwest Argentina (Summary)
2002-2007 TW005869 Peter Daszak Wildlife Trust Anthropogenic Change & Emerging Zoonotic Paramyxoviruses (Summary)
2002-2008 TW005860 Joseph M. Vinetz University of California San Diego Leptospirosis Transmission in the Peruvian Amazon (Summary)
2000-2008 TW001565 Philip Simon Craig University of Salford Ecosystem Disturbance and Multiscale Transmission of a Zoonotic Wildlife Pathogen (Summary)
2000-2006 TW001543 Charles Harding King Case Western Reserve University Human Population Growth Impact on S. Haematobium (Summary)
2000-2006 TW001582 Stephen T. McGarvey Brown University

Ecology and Transmission of S. Japonicum: Philippines (Summary)

2000-2004 TW001565 Philip Simon Craig University of Salford Parasitic Zoonosis (Echinococcosis) Transmission in China (Summary)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
2006-2010 AI074059 Thomas B. Smith University of California, Los Angeles EID - Effects of Avian Migration & Anthropogenic Change on the Distribution...(Summary)
2000-2007 AI049726 Eliska Rejmankova

University of California, Davis

Environmental Determinants of Malaria in Belize (Summary)
2000-2007 AI049725 Scott C. Weaver University of Texas Medical Br., Galveston Effect of Neotropical Deforestation on Arbovirus Ecology (Summary)
2000-2005 AI049724 Thomas R. Unnasch University of Alabama at Birmingham Ecology of Encephalitis Virus in the Southeastern USA (Summary)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
2002-2008 ES012067 Cheryl J. Briggs University of California, Berkeley Amphibian Disease Dynamics in a Fragmented Landscape (Summary)
2000-2005 ES011067 Joseph Kiesecker Pennsylvania State University Wetland Urbanization Gradients and Vector Borne Disease (Summary)

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NSF Awards (Follow link below to a list of NSF awards)

36 Awards


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