Biology Department FacultyDavid Much
New Science Building 202

The Biology Department fondly remembers David Much, who passed away on May 12, 2014 after 33 years of teaching and research at Muhlenberg. A speech written by Dr. Marten Edwards remembers David as a teacher, scientist, colleague and friend.

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B.A. Temple University
M.S., Ph.D. Jefferson Medical College

Courses Taught

Microbiology (BIO 225)
Medical Microbiology (BIO 326)
Immunology (BIO 335)
Concepts of Biology: From Plague to Aids: History of Infectious Disease (BIO 109)

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the areas of infectious disease and public health. I have organized and directed a health and education outreach program for migrant farm workers. This program provided testing for tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as cardiovascular assessment, anti-smoking education, weight control, and practicing safe sex. My current research project involves the study of three populations: patients attending an STD clinic, a substance abuse clinic, and migrant farm workers. The purpose of this study is to identify populations at greatest risk for each of these infectious diseases. With this information, medical intervention programs can more effectively use their limited resources.


Much, D.H. and J. Martin. 2001. Health and Education Outreach Project for Pennsylvania Migrant Farm Workers. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 75(2-3).

Much, D.H., J. Martin and I. Gepner. 2000. Tuberculosis among Pennsylvania Migrant Farm Workers. Journal of Immigrant Health. Vol 2, No.1.

Binational Migrant Health Task Force. 1996. "Binational Health Care for Migrants: The Health Data Exchange Pilot Project and the Binational Health Data Transfer System" in Children of La Frontera: Binational Efforts to Serve Mexican Migrant and Immigrant Students, ed. Judith Flores and published by ERIC and the U.S. Department of Education. ISBN: 1-880785-12-9.