As an ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellow at the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Dr. Katharyn Kryda is using her public health and veterinary perspective to think about road safety through a One Health lens. In her recent article for the American Public Health Association (APHA) Veterinary Public Health Newsletter entitled “One Health + Road Safety,” Dr. Kryda discusses the increasing global burden of road traffic injuries and urges us to expand our view of road safety to include animal and environmental health. She highlights the number of human fatalities that result from a motor vehicle crashing into a live animal and the effects of our transportation system on wildlife, livestock, and pet populations. Her article is currently available to read and share on the APHA Veterinary Public Health SPIG (special primary interest groups) website.
Dr. Kryda was also recently interviewed by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for their My Veterinary Life podcast (available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify). The hosts sit down with veterinarians working in public health and a variety of fields to chat about their career paths. Dr. Kryda discusses the origins of her interest in transportation and her journey to finishing her MPH while practicing small animal medicine. She highlights the ASPPH Fellowship Program and how incredible of an opportunity it has been for her. Her episode was released on December 5, 2019 and is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on January 17