Current Students

Forms and Applications

Student Awards

Each year, the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology acknowledges our students' academic excellence and achievements and presents the following awards:


Sanford Elberg Award: Outstanding MPH comprehensive paper recipents:

Beattie Memorial Award: Excellence in research in the laboratory sciences by a doctoral student

2009 – Rebecca Howsmon

2011-Sergio Covarrubias

2012-Isa Arias

2013-Christopher Baker

2014-Danica Helb

2015-Zoe Davis

2017-Jonathan Portman

2018-Matthew Gardner



Ridpath Memorial Award: Excellence in the seminar presentation of doctoral dissertation research
2009 – Kathleen Dunphy

2011-Sara Ruiz

2012-Alexander Chang

2013-Liana Chan

2014-Hillary Berman

2016-Aaron Whiteley

2017-Meghan Zuck

2918- Dustin Glasner


Krueger Memorial Fellowship: Outstanding research accomplishment by a doctoral student
2009 – Karla Lightfield; 2010- Sergio Covarrubias; 2011-Katherine Williams

Outstanding MPH Student leadership award recipents:

Outstanding PhD Student leadership award

Student Groups

Infectious Disease and Immunity PhD Student Group

The mission of the ID&I PhD student group is to facilitate social interactions within the student body and allow informal discussion addressing concerns central to the improvement of the program. The student-led group meets monthly to discuss and plan social events, student recruitment, the annual division retreat, and general program concerns.

2018-19-Co-Presidents: Derek Bangs; Kristina Geiger

Association of Public Health Infectious Diseases Students (APHIDS)

The Association of Public Health Infectious Diseases Students at Berkeley (APHIDS) is a graduate student group serving the School of Public Health (SPH) graduate students. Its goals include creating a strong sense of community, fostering communication both among Infectious Diseases students and between other SPH concentrations, and providing a welcoming and warm environment for new and prospective students. It is also dedicated to working within both the UC Berkeley student population and the city of Berkeley to reduce disease burden among at-risk populations. Currently, APHIDS is working with the Suitcase Clinic to provide Berkeley's homeless population with flu vaccinations and to expand its disease surveillance services.

2018-19- Office bearers: Chandra Greenberg; Zahra Samiezade-Yazd; Zaq Tman

School of Public Health Student Associations

Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, which is transmitted via the bites of infected mosquitoes-WHO