One Health Institute

The One Health Institute works at the interface of animals, people and the environment to solve complex problems that impact health and conservation around the world.[1] The Institute is part of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is home to the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center and many other programs and projects. The Executive Director of the One Health Institute is Dr. Jonna Mazet.[2]

One Health Institute
Founded2009
FocusOne Health, global health, infectious disease, wildlife veterinary medicine
Location
  • University of California, Davis, California, USA
Area served
Worldwide
Websitevetmed.ucdavis.edu

The One Health approach recognizes that the health of domestic animals, wildlife, and people are inextricably linked to one another and the environment.

Notable Programs and ProjectsEdit

  • PREDICT - A USAID-funded project that provides global surveillance to detect and prevent spillover of pathogens of pandemic potential that can move between wildlife and people.[3]
  • Health for Animals and Livelihood Improvement Project (HALI) - A collaborative U.S.-Tanzania research and capacity-building program that assesses the effects of zoonotic disease and water management on health and livelihoods in the Ruaha ecosystem of Tanzania.[4]
  • Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center - A center at UC Davis that improves the health of wildlife in balance with people and the environment. Its projects and programs focus on issues involving free-ranging and captive terrestrial and aquatic wild animals. Many other programs and projects are housed within the Wildlife Health Center.[5]
  • Gorilla Doctors - A donor-funded program that provides hands-on medical care to sick and injured mountain gorillas living in the national parks of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.[6]
  • SeaDoc Society - A program that works to protect the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education in the Pacific Northwest.[7]
  • Oiled Wildlife Care Network - A California program that works to rescue and rehabilitate oiled wildlife through a statewide collective of trained care providers, regulatory agencies and academic institutions.[8]
  • One Health Institute Lab - A laboratory that functions as a service facility for the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program and as the central research facility for the PREDICT project, which aims to halt emerging diseases of pandemic potential.[9]
  • California Raptor Center - A Center that rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned birds of prey while also working to educate the public on the importance of raptors and advance research to improve species health and survival.[10]
  • UC Global Health Institute’s Center of Expertise in One Health - An Institute that "advances the mission of the 10-campus University of California system to improve the lives of people in California and around the world." Through education, research, and partnerships, its mission is to "train the next generation of global health leaders and accelerate the discovery and implementation of transformative global health solutions."[11]
  • EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics - A Center that uses sophisticated analytical tools to evaluate underlying mechanisms and move closer to an applied forecasting system for emerging diseases.[12] [13]
  • More - Other programs and projects include California Wildlife Conservation, the Calvin Schwabe Project, Zoological Medicine Program, the Latin America Program, and more.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robertson, Kathy (November 24, 2014). "Senior Staff Writer". Sacramento Business Journal. Retrieved 22 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Faculty Results | UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine". www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu. Retrieved 2015-09-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "UC Davis Gets $100 Million Grant For Virus Research". Retrieved 2015-09-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Mazet, Jonna A. K.; Clifford, Deana L.; Coppolillo, Peter B.; Deolalikar, Anil B.; Erickson, Jon D.; Kazwala, Rudovick R. (2009-12-15). "A "One Health" Approach to Address Emerging Zoonoses: The HALI Project in Tanzania". PLoS Med. 6 (12): e1000190. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000190. PMC 2784942. PMID 20016689.
  5. ^ "Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center". Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center. Retrieved 22 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Saving Mountain Gorillas, One Surgery at a Time". Slate. January 14, 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Gaydos, Joe (March 26, 2009). "Beyond Puget Sound: Ten Ideas for Saving the Salish Sea". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 22 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Oiled Wildlife Care Network". Oiled Wildlife Care Network. UC Davis. Retrieved 22 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine | One Health Institute". www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu. Retrieved 2015-10-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Vet Med Home | California Raptor Center". www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu. Retrieved 2015-10-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "UC Global Health Institute". www.ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu. Retrieved 2015-10-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Johnson, Christine Kreuder; Hitchens, Peta L.; Evans, Tierra Smiley; Goldstein, Tracey; Thomas, Kate; Clements, Andrew; Joly, Damien O.; Wolfe, Nathan D.; Daszak, Peter (2015-10-07). "Spillover and pandemic properties of zoonotic viruses with high host plasticity". Scientific Reports. 5: 14830. doi:10.1038/srep14830. PMC 4595845. PMID 26445169.
  13. ^ Pandit, Pranav S.; Doyle, Megan M.; Smart, Katrina M.; Young, Cristin C.W.; Drape, Gaylen W.; Johnson, Christine K. (2018-12-21). "Predicting wildlife reservoirs and global vulnerability to zoonotic Flaviviruses". Nature Communications. 9: 5425. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07896-2. PMC 6303316. PMID 30575757.

Official WebsiteEdit