Jeffrey Griffiths

Dr. Griffiths was a panelist for the Forum’s discussions on Chemical Exposures and the Brain and Lead Contamination Beyond Flint.

Jeffrey Griffiths, MD, MPH, AB, TM, is the Director of Global Health and a Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Engineering, and Nutrition, and Veterinary Medicine here at Tufts University.  He earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his MPH from Tulane University School of Public Health in Tropical Medicine.

His research interests are focused on the human, animal, and environmental epidemiology of Cryptosporidium, an emerging pathogen.  He is also interested in the development of an ultrastable measles vaccine for use in areas that do not have access to refrigeration or for use during an emergency. Dr. Griffith’s other research includes the influence of malnutrition and various environmental factors, such as air pollution and heavy metals, on common infectious diseases.  He also has an firm interest in waterborne diseases including everything from the biology to the public policy and regulation of waterborne illness.

In addition to his research, Dr. Griffith is a reviewer for the NIH, Chair of the Drinking Water Panel for the Science Advisory Board, and is an Associate Editor for the Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology.