One Health

Research Lab

One Health is both a concept, involving the interactions between humans, animals and the environment, and an approach, utilizing knowledge from various sources in interdisciplinary collaborations. The One Health concept takes a holistic approach to protecting human health using interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary ideas in a collaborative and multisectoral approach. Most importantly, this involves recognizing the interrelatedness of human health, animal health and environmental health which is conducted at local, regional, national, and international and global levels. Current research areas, at ODU, in One Health include vector-borne diseases (epidemiology and pathogen biology), fish diseases, schistosomiasis and vaccine development.

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Concentration Information

  • BIOL 837 - Advanced One Health
  •  BIOL 536 - Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  •  BIOL 890 - Biomedical Doctoral Seminar

Students select one of the following:

  • BIOL 540 - Methods in Immunological Research
  • BIOL 557 - General Virology
  • BIOL 570 - Diseases that Changed our World
  • BIOL 805 - Advanced Microbiology
  • BIOL 830 - Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • BIOL 832 - GIS in the Life Sciences
  • BIOL 840 - Advanced Vaccinology
  • BIOL 871 - Vector-Borne Diseases
  • BIOL 872 - Modeling and Simulation in Life Sciences
  • ENVH 520 - Communicable Diseases
  • ENVH 523 - Vector-Borne Diseases and Their Control
  • HLSC 876 - Global Health
  • ECON 535 - Health Economics: A Global Perspective

Optional elective courses require the permission of the dissertation committee.

Concentration Coordinator

Professor & Associate Dean For Faculty Affairs Biological Sciences