The University of Florida has officially recognized the Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID) as a University center. CSQUID is co-directed by Dr. Ira Longini at the University of Florida, and Dr. Betz Halloran at Fred Hutch. Research at CSQUID involves the development of statistical and mathematical models for infectious disease transmission, pathogenesis, evolution, immunology, and intervention in communities. CSQUID works on influenza, dengue, zika, ebola, cholera, typhoid, malaria, and many other infectious disease threats. CSQUID-UF will also deal with the analysis and control of public health infectious disease threats in the State of Florida, the US, and internationally.