About the One Health Institute
Working at the interface of animals, people, and the environment to solve complex problems impacting health and conservation.
The UC Davis One Health Institute is home to many Centers, programs, projects and initiatives within the School of Veterinary Medicine and beyond. Our Executive Director is Dr. Jonna A.K. Mazet, DVM, MVPM, PhD and our scientists and educators are working throughout the UC Davis Campus, the UC System, State and Federal Agencies, and all over the world to advance the health of animals, people and the environment.
The One Health approach addresses complex health problems on a platform that recognizes that the health of domestic animals, wildlife, and people are inextricably linked with each other and the environment.
Our work is global – the threat to people, wildlife, and domestic animals is worldwide as climate change, human population growth, and changing land use cause pathogens to emerge and spread
Our work is comprehensive – seeking integrated policy interventions which simultaneously and holistically address multiple, interacting causes of poor human health including unsafe and scarce water, lack of sanitation, food insecurity, and infectious diseases
Our work is holistic – recognizing that an integrated approach will yield significantly larger health benefits than policies that target factors individually and in isolation
Our work is collaborative and trans-disciplinary – agricultural scientists, anthropologists, economists, educators, engineers, entomologists, epidemiologists, hydrologists, microbiologists, nutritionists, physicians, public health professionals, sociologists, and veterinarians working collaboratively to improve and promote both human and animal health