MPH in One Health

About the Master of Public Health in One Health

The DEOHS One Health MPH degree program emphasizes the linkages and integration between human, animal, and environmental health. Specific areas of emphasis include:

  • Emerging zoonotic infectious diseases and other pandemic disease threats
  • Health and the human-animal bond
  • Animals as sentinels of environmental health hazards including climate change
  • Occupational health of animal workers
  • Microbiome sharing between humans, animals, and environments
  • Antimicrobial resistance in humans, animals, and environments
  • Integrated assessments and interventions across human, animal, and environmental sectors
  • Human-animal medicine (including clinical comparative medicine). 

Students in the One Health MPH program will satisfy the school-wide and departmental requirements for an MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. The One Health curriculum also includes a One Health survey course, a seminar in the occupational health of animal workers, an original research thesis and a practicum experience. Potential practicum sites include medical clinics and hospitals, the Washington One Health Initiative involving state health and agriculture agencies and other partners, CDC, emerging disease programs, disease mapping organizations, climate change organizations, homeless health care organizations, conservation medicine sites, and wildlife health organizations, both in the US and internationally.

Click here to view/download a detailed table of course requirements for the MPH-One Health degree.

Application Deadline: December 1. Click here for application instructions.

Funding Opportunities:  A limited number of Occupational Health at the Human Animal Interface (OHHAI) Scholarships, including tuition and stipend are offered through the UW Center for One Health Research. The OHHAI training program is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) through the UW Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety (NWCOHS).The two year OHHAI training program promotes a "One Health" approach to the current lack of adequate research and best practices regarding the occupational health of animal workers. OHHAI Scholars must do their practicum and thesis work on topics related to animal worker occupational health. Animal workers interact with animals in a wide range of settings ranging from veterinary clinics to research laboratories, farms, markets, zoos, aquariums, and wildlife environments. They face unique and important health issues including exposure to zoonotic infectious diseases, allergens, and injury risks.

For more information about this specialized training opportunity, including availability of funding, please contact:

Vickie Ramirez, MA
Senior Research Coordinator/Program Coordinator
Center for One Health Research

206-685-2654