Faculty and Student Research

 

Global Public Health Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research

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From the savanna in Kenya to the rainforest in Costa Rica, Dominican’s Dr. Brett Bayles is drawing on Planetary Health – a new discipline that recognizes human health and environmental health are inextricably linked – to help identify solutions to health risks posed by poor stewardship of natural resources.

Dr. Brett Bayles, Co-Director of the Global Public Health program and Assistant Professor of Global Public Health, and six undergraduate students are examining the link between rainforest loss and an emergence of the Zika virus in Costa Rica.