Academic programs

Masters of Public Health in One Health

The Master of Public Health in One Health degree option helps students develop research skills to investigate the health linkages between humans, animals, and their shared environments. Students develop competence in biostatistics and epidemiology, while also gaining experience in the application of the One Health approach to  a wide variety of relevant topics, including zoonotic diseases, comparative clinical medicine, animals as sentinels, animal worker health, food safety, and the human-animal bond. They also learn innovative strategies for promoting healthy coexistence between humans and animals in sustainable local and global ecosystems. The thesis project allows students to gain more depth in a particular issue and set of research skills, while the practicum exposes them to careers and real world application of One Health concepts.

Occupational Health at the Human-Animal Interface (OHHAI) research scholar program.

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 through the UW Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety. The two-year OHHAI training program promotes a "One Health" approach to safeguarding the health of animal workers. OHHAI Scholars 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.

Graduate certificate in One Health

This certificate program emphasizes the linkages and integration between human, animal, and environmental health. Specific areas of emphasis include zoonotic diseases, other hazardous exposures affecting humans and animals, clinical comparative medicine, the human-animal-nature bond, food systems, and biodiversity. The Graduate Certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits of coursework and includes a capstone project. More information about this certificate program can be found here.

PhD study

The Center for One Health Research involves PhD students from a number of PhD programs, including the PhD in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene and the PhD in Epidemiology. While individual projects are tailored to student interest, most PhD students engage with other research efforts taking place in the Center. Particular areas of focus by current PhD students include microbiome relationships between humans, animals, and environments, and spatial techniques to define zoonotic disease dynamics.