New Research Center Established to Protect Plant, Animal and Human Health
Distinguished researchers Shirley Luckhart and Edwin Lewis joined our faculty in 2017. They established the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem (CHHE), a multidisciplinary and collaborative entity in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. “This center is dedicated to improving the health of Idaho’s interconnected ecosystems and their inhabitants through excellence in teaching, research and outreach on the impacts of environmental change and land-water use on diseases, including those spread by insects and related organisms,” Lewis said. Through educational efforts, the CHHE aims to train a scientific workforce equipped for the highly diverse and integrated landscape of health, the environment and those living in it. CHHE aims to bring together research teams from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and address current and future threats to the health of our world.