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The Center of Expertise in One Health: Water, Animals, Food and Society was established within the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) by UC Davis with partners at UC Riverside. The Center of Expertise seeks to assess and respond to global problems arising at the human-water-animal-food interface.

Led by Co-Directors Patricia Conrad of UC Davis and Bruce Link of UC Riverside, the Center implements research programs in multiple areas concerning global health including emerging zoonotic disease surveillance (capitalizing on the PREDICT project of the One Health Institute), human and animal nutrition, water scarcity and quality, food safety and ecosystem management, agricultural production, biotechnology and food scarcity. Through fellowship opportunities in California and abroad, the Center is training the next generation of global leaders, health workers, scientists and engineers in the One Health approach.

Student Programs

The UCGHI Center of Expertise in One Health educates students through work that has global impacts. Through integrated training and research programs, UC students can gain international research experience through the GloCal Health Fellowship, UCGHI Summer Fellowships, and the Sri Lanka Field Course. In addition to fellowships, the UCGHI also offers seminar and conference opportunities to students, faculty and staff including UC Global Health Day—a campus-wide showcase for the research, training and outreach in global health that is happening across the University of California. 

The Center of Expertise in One Health realizes its mission by:  

  • Integrating expertise drawn from a variety of disciplines, including the health sciences, agricultural and environmental sciences, social sciences, and engineering; 
  • Engaging collaboratively with partners in California and around the world in action-based research aimed at improving and promoting health using the One Health approach; and 
  • Training a cadre of global leaders, health workers, scientists and engineers in the One Health approach
UC Global Health Institute

The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is a collaborative UC-wide program that advances the livelihood of people both in California, and across the globe.