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One Health

The One Health Program is administratively housed in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Program focuses on an integrated assessment of health issues through the consideration of human, animal, and environmental aspects to address complex disease systems. The discipline emphasizes four core areas:

  1. Integrated systems thinking to identify critical linkages among human, animal, and environmental systems and how they can be targeted for intervention.
  2. Monitoring and surveillance to recognize components, sentinel events, data sources and systems, and ways to integrate data to detect and prevent public health events.
  3. Applications of One Health through the use of epidemiologic and ecologic evidence to inform public policy, public health practice, animal management and critical steps for outbreak investigations.
  4. Interprofessional conduct and practice through diverse course work in multiple colleges across campus.

Visit our One Health in Action page.



Graduate Programs

The MPH in One Health trains students in the theory and application of utilizing One Health approaches to address complex public health challenges. Students with undergraduate degrees in various biological (microbiology, ecology, animal sciences, etc.) or physical sciences, anthropology, global health and others will have the background to be successful in this Master’s. The program gives students the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of public health methodologies while at the same time, exposing them to the web of partnerships that is crucial to the successful implantation of a public health program including disciplines in microbiology, animal sciences, natural resources, climate change, water use and protection, arid lands, entomology and more. Following graduation, students could be expected to work in local, state or federal health departments, NGOs, foundations, global health agencies, agricultural agencies and companies, academia and others.


Image credit: CDC
Image credit: CDC

Learn more about One Health

Visit our One Health in Action page.

View the curriculum details on the MPH One Health Academics page.


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