Welcome to One Health at Purdue

One HealthHealth of one global interdependent system of humans, animals, and their environment.

While cancer and antimicrobial resistance pose health threats to people and animals,  global issues like population expansion, urban sprawl, and climate change play a key role in the emergence and spread of zoonotic (that are shared between animals and people) and vector borne (spread by insects) diseases.  Because the health of human beings is interdependent on the health of animals and the ecosystem, an integrated approach that considers not just human but also animal and environmental health is the best, and sometimes only solution to solve complex health problems on this planet. One health is a collaborative effort of people from multiple disciplines working at local, national, and global scale to achieve optimal and sustainable health for humans, animals and the ecosystem.  Research in the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine embraces this concept in all its endeavors from developing better medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases, fighting cancer, and improving health outcomes in musculoskeletal and neurologic diseases, to promoting animal welfare and mental health through the human-animal bond.

One Health Week Events

One Health Day

One Health Day is an international campaign co-coordinated by the One Health Commission , the One Health Initiative and the One Health Platform Foundation. The goal of this collaborative effort is to bring attention to the need for One Health interactions.

The Purdue One Health Club has planned a One Health Week to highlight this annual campaign. This year’s events include:

Outbreak Movie Night

Monday, October 30th at 7:00PM at the Hiler Theater in the Wilmet Active Learning Center

Get in the Halloween spirit with a disease outbreak movie night at the brand new Wilmet Active Learning Center!


Zombie Apocalypse

All day on Tuesday, October 31st in Lynn Hall

Join your classmates in a friendly competition to survive a Zombie outbreak! The winning class will receive free a breakfast compliments of the One Health Club


Megin Nichols, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Grand Rounds Lecture

Wednesday, November 1st from 8:00AM to 9:30AM in Lynn Hall, Room 1136

Megin Nichols, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Lead, Enteric Zoonoses Activity, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), CDC

"Investigations of Multistate Salmonella Illness Outbreaks Linked to Animal Contact"


Regina Tan, DVM, MS, DACVPM

Coppoc Lecture

Thursday, November 2nd from 3:30PM to 4:30PM in Lynn Hall, Room 1136

Regina Tan, DVM, MS, DACVPM
Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Office of Food Safety

More information on the Coppoc One Health Lecture Series can be found here.


One Health Week Wrap-Up Lunch

Friday, November 3rd from 12:30PM to 1:30PM in Lynn Hall, Room 1136

The One Health Club welcomes all students to a free lunch to celebrate One Health Day


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