Infectious Disease Myths

Dr. Hull’s areas of scientific expertise include:

Food and Water Borne Diseases

E. coli, salmonella, campylobacter, giardia, cryptosporidium, hepatitis, and other diseases spread through contaminated food and water. Irradiation to prevent foodborne disease.

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Influenza, listeria, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, chickenpox, hepatitis, H. influenzae (Hib), meningococcal disease, pneumococcal disease, rabies, cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus


Influenza Vaccine (Live, Attenuated and Inactivated) , Human Papillomavirus Vaccine, Rabies Vaccines and Immunglobulin, Poliovirus Vaccines (Live, Attenuated and Inactivated), Anthrax Vaccine

Vectorborne Disease

West Nile, Lyme disease, bubonic plague

Emergency Preparedness

Bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, plague, smallpox

Herd Immunity

Control of disease through selective immunization

Disease Surveillance

Evaluating the data systems used to detect disease, manage outbreaks and measure program effectiveness.