Communicable Disease

Communicable Disease

Environmental Public Health works in tandem with University Health Services to provide assistance with a range of services geared toward protecting the health of the Harvard community.

Students, faculty, and staff are supported whenever the Environmental Control of Infectious Disease is indicated.

In addition, Environmental Public Health works with University Health Services (UHS), Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO), and Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) in facilitating the Residential Sharps Disposal Program. The program provides safe and secure sharps disposal units for the residential houses on campus.

Department Contact

Valerie Nelson
Associate Director of Environmental Public Health

Did You Know?

Even eggs purchased from approved sources can contain harmful bacteria that can lead to foodborne illness. Pasteurized eggs and egg products have been treated to destroy salmonella and other disease causing microorganisms.

Consider using pasteurized eggs or egg products in dishes that will not be fully cooked (e.g. over-easy eggs, soufflés, Hollandaise sauce).