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