For the past 15 years, a new infectious disease has been discovered nearly every year, with an outbreak reported on nearly every continent. These threats of pandemic diseases, food-borne illnesses, climate change, and global trade and transit underscore the importance of addressing the complexity of infectious diseases and public health preparedness. It requires more than collaboration.
Antibiotic overuse has led to resistant superbugs that affect up to 2 million people each year—leaving them with drug resistant infections. Our team is studying how to combat these superbugs while advocating for what one researcher calls “antibiotic stewards.”
Through innovative alliances on campus and in the private sector, leaders in infectious diseases research help the Institute solve problems at a local, state, national and global level. Work with us to help advance discoveries and tackle the problems yet to be solved.WORK WITH US
Preventing emerging diseases. Protecting populations. Saving lives. A gift to the Infectious Diseases Institute can take us closer to a world free from the threat of infectious diseases. Be a part of the world-changing research taking place at Ohio State.