One Health is a term that works to describe the way various elements of our lives can work together to determine health outcomes. This webinar will help attendees to understand the main principles of One Health, through its application both at the local level and in biodefense.
Dr. Nikos Gurfield is the County Veterinarian and head of the Vector Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory and the Outreach group in the San Diego County Vector Control Program, Department of Environmental Health. He works to protect public health by detecting vector-borne pathogens in San Diego County, educating the public how to stay safe from vector borne diseases, and planning for emergencies and disasters. Dr. Gurfield received his bachelor of science in microbiology from UCLA and a doctorate of veterinary medicine from UC Davis. After practicing veterinary medicine for several years on large and small animals, he returned to school to complete a residency and board certification in veterinary anatomic pathology at North Carolina State University. Recently, he completed his PhD in Biology in a joint doctoral program between San Diego State University and UC San Diego. He has published manuscripts on cat scratch disease, tularemia, West Nile virus and the tick microbiome. Recently, his work has also included assisting the County’s efforts against COVID by contributing to diagnostic testing and vaccination strategies.
Dr. Meghan Davis is an Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Director in Environmental Health and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments to the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology and the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is the co-Director of the Johns Hopkins POE Total Worker Health Center in Mental Health. She received her D.V.M. from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, and her M.P.H. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2008 and 2012, respectively.
We anticipate the majority of our audience will be prospective and current graduate students. This webinar may also gain the interest of public health professionals and others in academic public health.