Gene Cole

Brigham Young University


Gene Cole

Gene Cole is Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Brigham Young University. He received his DrPH from University of North Carolina in 1983. He provides teaching, research, and national and international community outreach in public health. His teaching focuses on the MPH Program in Global Health Promotion with an emphasis on health education. His applied public health research aims at low-cost solutions to important public health problems on a global basis. Areas of concentration include hygiene promotion/behavior change, indoor environmental quality, exposure assessment, antibiotic resistance, children’s health, asthma and allergy prevention and control, occupational health, emergency preparedness and disaster response. Prior to teaching at BYU, Dr. Cole served as Associate Director and subsequently Director of DynCorp Health Research Services in Morrisville, North Carolina. In 2006, he was appointed to the Science Advisory Council of the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI). He has authored articles in the American Journal of Medicine, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Applied Biosafety, Environmental Health, Infection Control, Molecular Diagnostics, and International Quarterly of Community Health Education, among many other journals.