Environment and Infectious Disease

Due to the impacts of climate change, the relationship between environment and emerging infectious diseases is an integral factor in studying epidemics and pandemics. 

The University of Minnesota Institute on Infectious Diseases (UMIID) partners with the Institute on the Environment to leverage both of our areas of expertise in order to learn from one another and better approach these dynamic and critical topics.

Infectious Disease Public Policy

The University of Minnesota is home to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), which is one of the most renowned institutions in the world in public health policy and research. UMIID partners with CIDRAP to learn from their expertise in public health policy and research while sharing our findings in basic, clinical and translational infectious disease research.


UMIDD welcomes partnerships with industry to create innovative solutions to emerging infections with epidemic or pandemic potential. Potential industrial partners should contact the UMIID Operations Director.


Examples of Industrial Partnerships:

UMIDD is grateful to 3M for their support of the University of Minnesota’s efforts to develop protocols and procedures for sampling wastewater to track emerging viruses in our community. This investment has spurned immeasurable positive epidemiological outcomes for the state of Minnesota.