One health

One health

New concentration links human, animal and environmental expertise

By Jill Pease

The College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of environmental and global health will offer a One Health concentration in its Ph.D. program in public health beginning this summer. It is the first One Health academic program of its kind. The One Health approach seeks to involve human, animal and environmental health expertise in public health problem solving. Such collaboration is required in solving difficult problems like zoonotic diseases and food safety.

“We are really excited about this new program,” said Gregory Gray, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the department. “The University of Florida is one of the few places in the world where such diverse science training can occur, and interest in the program already seems great.”

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