The Infectious Diseases Institute at The Ohio State University brings together a vibrant and dynamic community that fosters a collaborative approach to address critical problems in infectious disease and the global environment.

The impact and scope of our work is organized into six research areas, each of which focuses to eradicate infectious diseases in today’s global space.


Controlling disease, from the common cold to HIV/AIDS, food-borne illness and diseases that threaten our food supply.

It’s a complex issue with many steps: treating existing disease, identifying and preventing the spread of emerging illness, and developing new vaccines and therapies.

It holds huge promise: Imagine a world where newborn babies aren’t affected by Zika virus, where influenza is a widely treatable condition where drug resistance bacteria don’t thrive.

But without a firm understanding of the basic science behind disease and a continued drive to understand more, it’s nothing more than a dream.

Ohio State is at the forefront of innovative, research-based ways to control infectious disease.

We bring unparalleled expertise to this fight, and we’re breaking new ground.

Find out how our interdisciplinary research teams are working in the following key areas:

Antimicrobial Resistance

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Ecology, Epidemiology and Population Health

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Host Defense and Microbial Biology

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Microbial Communities

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Viruses and Emerging Pathogens

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