The Center for Exploration and Travel Health (CETH) at the California Academy of Sciences has two missions:

  1. To excel in providing exploration consultation to the museum community; and
  2. To be a leading academic center in expedition medicine and global health research.

The clinical division of the Center consists of an in-house travel medicine and expedition consulting practice that helps manage pre-travel and return medical concerns of Academy staff.

With Academy scientists and physicians working together, the ability to expand our range of knowledge and publish biological and medical findings will be unique among the world's museums.

CETH Snakebite Project

Current CETH projects are most focused on understanding and solving the social and environmental inequities that cause the unequal burden of snakebite worldwide and addressing solutions to this public health crisis.