One Health

One-of-a-kind education
Blog entry | September 15, 2020
Apply now for our grad programs in environmental and occupational health! Learn more   My advice for incoming grad students: Use your master’s program to create the experience you want. You only have two years—make them yours, and make them count!
Why are there drug-resistant bacteria in seal poop?
Blog entry | August 07, 2020
“When I explain my thesis project to people, they are always excited to hear about me working with marine animals,” Alexandria Vingino said. “And then I explain to them that I'm not really working with marine animals, I'm working with what’s in their poop.”
Safety for swine workers
Blog entry | July 29, 2020
A graduate student and a recent alumna of the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) have teamed up this summer to help improve worker health and safety in the US pork industry.
Can pets get COVID-19?
Blog entry | April 17, 2020
Are our pets at risk for COVID-19?
Improving animal worker safety
Blog entry | October 17, 2019
  Herders with their horses in Mongolia.
Visualizing the bond between humans and pets
Blog entry | September 30, 2019
Pop-up galleries: 11 am to 5 pm Oct. 4, Red Square, University of Washington. Oct. 7, Occidental Square, Seattle. Oct. 10, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle. Oct. 13, Ballard Commons Park, Seattle.
Antibiotic resistance in orcas
Blog entry | May 02, 2019
“Anything potentially pathogenic in their bodies is of grave concern.” –Marilyn Roberts For 17 days last summer, the world was riveted by the sight of one of Puget Sound’s southern resident killer whales carrying her dead calf in what seemed like an act of mourning before finally letting the calf go.
The human-animal bond
Blog entry | April 25, 2019
Support the One Health Clinic The UW Center for One Health Research is seeking new funding sources to sustain and expand the clinic. Make a gift: https://deohs.washington.edu/cohr/donate
Learning comes to life
Blog entry | April 01, 2019
Erica Grant climbed the steep lava slopes of Rwanda’s volcanic park and trekked through its dense rain forest to see some of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. What surprised her most wasn’t so much the great apes themselves, but how difficult it was for tourists to keep a safe distance away.
Close encounters
Blog entry | March 06, 2019
A UW research study looking at interactions between humans and monkeys in Nepal is focusing new attention on how potentially deadly strains of MRSA infection can be transmitted between them. The research highlights the health risks that can arise when humans and animals of all kinds—wild and domestic—come into close contact with each other.
Feels like home
Blog entry | February 05, 2019
Brianna Willis Master of Public Health, One Health Hometown Landstuhl, Germany Future plans A policy-focused career at an international health organization At age 10, Brianna Willis knew with absolute conviction that she wanted to be a veterinarian.
Caring for the animal caretakers
Blog entry | July 03, 2018
Veterinary workers, farm animal handlers, aquaculture workers and others who work closely with animals are at high risk for on-the-job injuries and illnesses. But when those workers need treatment for bites, scratches, kicks, exposure to infectious diseases or other workplace exposures, they currently have nowhere to turn for specialized care.
Marguerite Pappaioanou
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Marguerite Pappaioanou, DVM, MPVM, PhD, is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she contributes to the research, teaching, and outreach programs of the Center for One Health Research.
Lesanna Lyn Lahner
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Dr. Lahner has been passionate about wildlife conservation since her childhood growing up in rural Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine with a dual degree, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Master of Public Health (MPH). Dr.
Charles D. Treser
Faculty Member | October 07, 2019
The general area of my teaching and research involves the applied aspects of environmental health practice, i.e., how the principles and concepts of EH are actually practiced in the field, especially in local, state, tribal and federal EH agencies.
Marilyn C. Roberts
Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Roberts' research interests include identification of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA] and vancomycin resistant enterococci [VRE] in environmental samples, antibiotic resistance using a One Health approach. Dr. Roberts is interested in how antibiotic resistance genes and resistant bacteria move between the environment, humans and animals.
Peter Rabinowitz
Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Peter Rabinowitz is professor of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, and  director of the UW Center for One Health Research.
Teresa Vaughn Schlanser
Student Research Project | August 31, 2020
Marine de Marcken
Student Research Project | August 31, 2020
Hannah Schnitzler
Student Research Project | August 31, 2020
Nam-Huy Leduc
Student Research Project | August 26, 2020
Brianna Willis
Student Research Project | August 24, 2020