Global One Health – Applying “One Health” to Global Health & Security
Global One Health aims to make the world safe and secure from emerging infectious and neglected tropical diseases by applying the One Health approach – which is the synergy of animal, human, and environmental sciences – to global health and security. Through Global One Health’s national and international outreach, advancements in collaborative, zoonotic One Health research, and building of interdisciplinary learning environments, the program continues to make advancements in policy, research, education, and service.
In March of 2017, Dr. Gerald W. Parker Jr. was appointed as Associate Dean for Global One Health. Dr. Parker brings with him a distinguished background in emerging infectious diseases, pandemic preparedness, and biodefense, having worked in both the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Also in March of 2017, Dr. Rosina “Tammi” C. Krecek was appointed Research Professor of Global One Health and brings over 30 years of experience in cultivating sustainable One Health research, outreach, and educational programs both nationally and internationally.
Working across various departments, colleges, organizations, agencies, states, and countries, the Global One Health team continues to galvanize Texas A&M University’s dedication to One Health by growing the institution’s stakeholder network and establishing itself as an emerging leader in global health and security.