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Increasing opportunities to learn about the interconnected nature of health at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels, with a focus on interdisciplinary perspectives that can tackle current and future global threats. 

Educating Future Scholars

Diverse perspectives are a cornerstone of global One Health approaches to solving threats to humanity and promoting environments which foster holistic health for all. Education at all levels is an opportunity to bring together these diverse perspectives to create the next generation of One Health thinkers who are prepared to address the intersections and interactions across human, animal, and environmental health. As such, our mission spans from providing K-12 material to raise awareness in our youngest citizens, to a strong undergraduate minor in global public health, through doctoral training of One Health scholars to create research leaders in this critical, emerging area of interdisciplinary scholarship.

Dr. Thakur (right) confers with research associate professor and Malawi project team member Shiva Keelara (left), Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine

Interdisciplinary One Health Education

The Global One Health Academy empowers students to increase their awareness of global grand challenges through programs that are focused principally on problem solving, and infused with experiential training and research opportunities on the global challenges facing humans, animals, plants and the environment.

Through the Global One Health Academy, students in all disciplines and colleges have the opportunity to obtain knowledge, skills, and credentials in global One Health. Beyond training on global issues and the opportunity to participate in service-learning experiences abroad, these programs expose students to new cultural environments, put them at the forefront of global teams addressing global issues, and enable an understanding of the broad roles that NC State plays in our increasingly international community.

Education Leadership

Susan Barcinas

Co-Director, Teaching & Learning Institute, Department of Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education (LPAHE) || College of Education

Kristen Sullivan

Global One Health Teaching Assistant Professor || College of Veterinary Medicine

Michael Reiskind

Associate Professor of Public Health Entomology and Director of Graduate Programs in Entomology || College of Agriculture and Life Sciences