Research/Areas of Interest:

How to scale up package of health, nutrition and agricultural interventions (individually known to work at a small scale) to a national scale, so as to improve maternal and child health and nutrition, the human, animal, and environmental epidemiology of the emerging pathogen Cryptosporidium, development of an ultrastable measles vaccine for use where there is no refrigeration or during emergencies, influence of malnutrition and environmental factors, such as air pollution and heavy metals, on common infectious diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia.


  • Doctor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College, USA, 1982
  • Artium Baccalaureatus, Harvard University, USA, 1977


Jeffrey Griffiths, MD, is a professor in the Tufts Medical School Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, an attending in the division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His work contributes to the area of infectious disease, especially those that are of great concern in the developing world. Dr. Griffiths continues to work in Africa and South America on multiple projects and leads the multi-disciplinary teams required to address complex health problems. In addition to his research, he is a well-recognized international leader advising on policies related to water, water-borne disease, and other environmental concerns.