One Health for Tick-Borne Diseases: Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine

Project Lyme and One Health Commission is proud to present this FREE upcoming webinar on the One Health Initiative.


About The Event

One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems. It recognizes the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and inter-dependent.

The approach mobilizes multiple sectors, disciplines and communities at varying levels of society to work together to foster well-being and tackle threats to health and ecosystems, while addressing the collective need for clean water, energy and air, safe and nutritious food, taking action on climate changes and contributing to sustainable development.

This event will review the One Health structure and how it related to tick-borne disease.

About The Speakers

Cheryl M. Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director, One Health Commission. Cheryl Stroud is a veterinarian with a PhD in endocrine physiology and a passion for conveying the urgency of implementing One Health thinking, acting and decision making at all levels of academia, research, clinical practice, government and policy. She has enjoyed professional experiences in Industry, Academic Research and Teaching, Private Veterinary Practice and as a One Health practitioner.

For 10 years Cheryl has served as Executive Director of the One Health Commission, a 501c3 non-profit organization chartered in Washington, D.C. and headquartered in central North Carolina. Through its volunteer working groups the Commission provides opportunities for individuals and organizations to work together across diverse disciplines to educate about One Health and One Health issues. Among its numerous initiatives, in 2016 the Commission spearheaded creation of an annual global One Health Day now in its 9 th year of celebration around the world on November 3 and leads a global One Health Awareness Month social media campaign each January highlighting the many arenas begging to be addressed using a One Health approach. Vector-borne disease is one of those arenas.

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Co-Founder, One Health Initiative, Author, Confronting Zoonoses, Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine. For almost 20 years, Dr. Laura H. Kahn was a research scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Her education and training encompass nursing, medicine, public health, and public policy.

In April 2006, she published Confronting Zoonoses, Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases which helped launch the One Health Initiative, a global movement promoting the health of all species by increasing communication and collaboration between human, animal, plant, environmental, and ecosystem health professionals.

Princeton University awarded her course, Hogs, Bats, and Ebola: An Introduction to One Health Policy, with a 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education. She converted the course into a free, online Coursera course, Bats, Ducks, and Pandemics: An Introduction to One Health Policy that enrolled over 9000 students from around the world from 2020 to 2023.

About The Sponsors

Project Lyme

Our mission is to eradicate the epidemic of tick-borne diseases through awareness and education, support of cutting-edge science, and advocacy for solutions to end the suffering. As a national Lyme disease non-profit, we aim to impact patients’ lives through our work.

One Health Commission

The One Health Commission (OHC) is a globally focused, 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to implementing One Health and One Health actions around the world. It seeks to raise awareness and to educate all audiences about the importance of transcending institutional and disciplinary boundaries to transform the way that animal, ecosystem, human, and plant health professionals work together for the health of all living things and the planet. The OHC ‘Connects’ One Health stakeholders to ‘Create’ networks and teams that work together across disciplines to ‘Educate’ about One Health and One Health issues. It is a gateway of exchange of One Health news and best practices from around the world, bringing together the animal, human, environmental and plant sciences in value-added information sharing that improves the health and well-being of animals, ecosystems and people.

One Health Initiative

The One Health Initiative team operates as a group of private individuals. It conducts its One Health promotional activities and this website autonomously, pro bono in collaboration with Crozet BioPharm.