Population Health (PH)
The PH program aims to identify correlates of disease susceptibility or resistance to infectious diseases on a population level. Scientists at Texas Biomed are, for example, studying how genetic variation impacts neurological disorders, heart disease, and diabetes and infection. Texas Biomed is looking to expand into new areas related to Population Health:
- Host genetics and pathogen-driven host epigenetic reprograming including cross-talk between microbes and the host-epigenetic machinery.
- The impact of population immune and metabolic phenotypes on susceptibility to infection.
- The role of the environment on specific human and animal communities impacting host resistance or susceptibility to infectious and chronic inflammatory diseases.