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Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute

About Us

Our Mission: The Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute at Ohio University seeks to improve the health status of underserved populations through sustainable and comprehensive research, service and educational initiatives related to infectious diseases.

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Our Scope

Under the Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute's umbrella are three main areas of research: tropical disease, reproductive and sexual health, and bacterial pathogenesis. Our activities include not only research but also service and educational opportunities. We have a special partnership with the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador that includes research capacity building in that country as well as maintaining research infrastructure.


COVID-19: ITDI at the forefront

The Center for Health Investigation in Latin America (CISeAL), jointly managed by ITDI and PUCE, contributes to the National Health System in Ecuador, with the capacity to process 400-500 samples per day with a turnaround time of approximately 24 hours. Learn more

Healthy Living Initiative



Helping Rural Communities

The Healthy Living Initative is a long-term initiative that aims to support socioeconomic development of rural communities as the main tool for the control of Chagas disease in the province of Loja in southern Ecuador. With a holistic approach, this public health strategy looks to prevent the transmission of Chagas and other diseases “associated with poverty” by facilitating participatory processes of human development that are sustainable and sustained by the people involved.

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Tuesday, March 28 Primary Care Associates - OMM - OPCA On-Boarding Rotation 8:00 AM — 4:00 PM Heritage Hall

Tuesday, March 28 Medical Spanish Club - Spanish Mock CTAC 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM Heritage Hall

Tuesday, March 28 American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Medical Student Section - Advanced Suture Clinic 5:00 PM — 6:00 PM HCOM Cleveland Campus

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