One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem*. It is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact.
*a biological community of living organisms (humans, animals, plants, and microbes) and their physical environment interacting as a system
Peter Daszak, PhD
President and Chief Scientist, EcoHealth Alliance
Member, Institute of Medicine Forum on Microbial Threats
Member, NRC Advisory Committee to the US Global Change Research Program
Member, One Health Commission Council of Advisors
Member, Supervisory Board of the One Health Platform
Member, CEEZAD External Advisory Board
His achievements include identifying the bat origin of SARS, identifying the underlying drivers of Nipah and Hendra virus emergence, producing the first ever global emerging disease ‘hotspots’ map, identifying the first case of a species extinction due to disease, coining the term ‘pathogen pollution’, and discovering the disease chytridiomycosis as the cause global amphibian declines. Dr. Daszak is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats, the One Health Commission Council of Advisors, the Committee to Advise the US Global Change Research Program, the CEEZAD External Advisory Board; has served on the IOM Committee on global surveillance for emerging zoonoses, the NRC committee on the future of veterinary research, the International Standing Advisory Board of the Australian Biosecurity CRC; and has advised the Director for Medical Preparedness Policy on the White House National Security Staff on global health issues.
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: VMTH 2004