Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Disease

Lonnie King named Vet of the Year

Lonnie King was honored with the 2014 Veterinarian of the Year award at the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference. Dean of the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, King received the association’s highest honor in recognition of his contributions to the field of veterinary medicine spanning more than four decades. Read more

Ohio State Scientist First Woman to Receive International Agriculture Honor

Linda Saif, a scientist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), has been awarded the 2015 Wolf Prize in Agriculture for her work on viral diseases of critical importance to farm animals, food safety and human health. Saif is the first Ohio State scientist and the first woman to receive this recognition, awarded since 1978 by the Wolf Foundation of Israel. The award will be presented at a ceremony to be held at the Knesset — Israel’s parliament — in Jerusalem on May 31. Read more

A focus on solutions to the top challenges of today's world

Through an unprecedented investment, the university seeks to add approximately 30 key faculty hires—both up-and-coming and senior faculty at the tops of their fields—to work alongside Ohio State’s already-strong infectious disease team. Read more

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PHPID at Ohio State

The Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID) initiative is one of 10 cross-disciplinary research partnerships created in 2005 as part of a charge from the university's Office of Academic Programs. PHPID is a collaboration of six colleges with a mission of protecting the public from infections. More than 125 faculty across these colleges contribute to this initiative.

Our mission

Recent threats of disease pandemics, bioterrorism, food-borne illnesses, and natural disasters underscore the importance of public health preparedness for the United States. PHPID faculty translate scientific discoveries into clinical applications, detect the presence of emerging infectious diseases within communities, prevent human infection from zoonotic organisms, address food safety issues, and train professionals to protect the public.