One Health Approaches: Critical understanding and effective practices

Benjamin Golas, Ryan Miller, Colleen Webb

Description:"One Health" is a label attached to efforts to address issues of human, animal, and environmental health simultaneously in an interdisciplinary collaboration. Despite its increasing popularity, the variables defining a One Health approach are nebulous, and consensus on the application and success of One Health approaches is lacking. To better understand the true value of One Health efforts, we will hold a weekly seminar to examine different aspects of One Health (zoonoses, biodiversity, sociology, ecology, land management, etc.) and the factors that can make this approach successful. The instructors, Benjamin Golas (veterinarian), Ryan Miller (USDA disease ecologist), and Colleen Webb (quantitative biologist), aim to create an interdisciplinary learning environment in the One Health style by inviting graduate students from ecology, public health, and veterinary sciences to participate. The seminar will involve weekly readings from primary literature interspersed with core papers chosen by instructors and papers of interest chosen by students. Students will enter papers chosen into a database that will be used to generate class discussion about the factors that lead to a successful One Health approach. The class will analyze the One Health literature and seminar database to better define One Health and identify potential scenarios where such an approach could be effectively executed. Students will be evaluated by the three instructors based on class participation (80%) and 5-minute IGNITE presentations (20%) on applying a One Health framework to a system of the student's choice at the seminar's end.

Section: 2
Credits: 1
First Meeting: 1/17/2018
Meeting Times: Wednesday 12-1PM
Classroom: GDPE Conf Rm (Johnson Hall rm 132)
CRN: 10363
Cross Listed: MPH cross-listing in process
Enrollment Limit: 20
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Instructor Contact Info:
      Benjamin Golas 610-392-6259
      Ryan Miller
      Colleen Webb 970-491-6723