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Dr Sarah Wootton, Associate Professor, Pathobiology

One Planet One Health

One Health is a collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working together on our planet’s most complex animal, human and environmental health problems. This approach is not new to the U of G. With its roots in veterinary medicine and food production, researchers here have long understood the close relationship between the health of plants, animals, people and the land that supported them.

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Researchers in the field

We long to return to normal, but normal led to this. To avert the future pandemics we know are coming, we MUST grapple with all the ways normal failed us. ~ Ed Yong, Science Journalist

Guelph researchers are using a One Health approach to tackle many of the most pressing health issues of our time including:

  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Diseases with pandemic potential (e.g., COVID-19)
  • Community-based research of water quality
  • Poverty and food security in subsistence economies
  • Antimicrobial resistance in Canada and abroad
  • Climate change and the spread of vector-borne disease
  • Pollinator health
  • Effects of pet ownership on human wellbeing
  • Clinical trials in comparative oncology
  • Informatics and disease modelling
Last updated: April 11, 2022 11:27 EDT