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, leveraging the synergy of animal, human, and environmental sciences, to improve global health and security. Through the program’s national and international outreach, support for zoonotic research, and transformational learning opportunities, the program contributes to advancements in policy, research, education, and service.
Dr. Gerald W. Parker Jr. was appointed as Associate Dean for Global One Health in March 2017. Dr. Parker brings 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. He has a joint appointment as Director of the Pandemic Preparedness and Biosecurity Policy Program at the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs in the Bush School of Government and Public Service.
Working across various departments, colleges, organizations, agencies, states, and countries, the 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.