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Betsy Foxman, Director



Anna Cronenwett, Staff


We are located in the School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Philosophy & Purpose

The purpose of the center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MAC-EPID) is to foster research and teaching focused on the transmission, pathogenesis and evolution of infectious diseases and their causative agents, enhance existing ties with the University of Michigan Health Care System, Wayne State University Division of Infectious Diseases and the Veteran's Administration Hospital, and attract faculty, students and research support.

The goals of MAC-EPID are to:

  1. Develop new tools for understanding the transmission, pathogenesis, ecology and evolution of infectious diseases and their causative agents.
  2. Develop new strategies for detection, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases.
  3. Provide a forum for the presentation of these new tools and strategies.
  4. Train students in the many scientific areas related to the transmission, pathogenesis and evolution of infectious diseases.
  5. Support innovative, interdisciplinary research projects.
  6. Be a valuable resource for the scientific and general community by bringing science from the bench to the community.

The health of our communities, big and small, depend on comprehensive solutions that take into consideration the interconnectivity of the world around us. MAC-EPID facilitates interdisciplinary connections in a congenial atmosphere so people on the front lines of healthcare, research and policy making have the broad foundation necessary to develop these comprehensive solutions.

MAC-EPID strives to provide an accessible and enjoyable way for professionals and students alike to be well informed via our semi-annual symposia that cover a broad range of perspectives.

Who Funds Us?

MAC-EPID activities are supported by

We appreciate your support!

MAC-EPID is no longer supported by the Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshops (RIW) funds.