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Advisory Board

Jeffrey Wichtel | BVsc, PhD, ACT

Professor | Department of Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College
Dean | Ontario Veterinary College
Chairperson | One Health Institute

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The One Health Institute offers a new research and academic platform to promote One Health as an important vehicle to solve intractable problems. It will help us solve complex problems at the intersection that cannot be solved by one discipline alone. Society needs people thinking across disciplines.


Cate Dewey |  DVM, MSc, PhD

Professor | Department of Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College
Associate Vice President (Academic) | University of Guelph
Director | One Health Institute

Understanding and remediating complex problems at the intersection of animal, human and environmental health requires a transdisciplinary approach. As a veterinary epidemiologist, I have experienced the value of multi-disciplinary research teams able to address the social, cultural, economic, ecological, and bio-physical aspects of disease transmission and control.  Through the One Health Institute we will train researchers and scholars as leaders, ready to address current and future complex health problems around the world.  


Andrew Bailey | PhD

Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies | College of Arts
Associate Professor | Department of Philosophy | College of Arts
Advisory Board Member | One Health Institute

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I am a philosopher interested, among other things, in issues at the confluence of human, animal and environmental health; and (as ADR) in supporting faculty research in this important interdisciplinary area incorporating insights from the humanities and the fine arts.


Brandon Gilroyed | PhD

Associate Professor | School of Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College
Advisory Board Member | One Health Institute

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My interest in One Health is related to studying the interconnections between agriculture, environment, and the bioeconomy. Adoption of new technologies to produce renewable energy and bioproducts results will subsequently alter life cycles of agricultural resources and waste streams. These changes present new opportunities and challenges for improving animal, human and environmental health in the agroecosystem.  


Lawrence Goodridge | PhD

Leung Family Professor of Food Safety | Director, Canadian Institute for Food Safety
Department of Food Science | Ontario Agricultural College
Advisory Board Member | One Health Institute

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I combine phenotypic and genotypic (phenogenomics) methods to address foodborne zoonotic illnesses within a One Health context. This includes development of predictive models of virulence and antibiotic resistance of foodborne pathogens during human infection, identifying new antimicrobial compounds to control the growth of pathogenic bacteria in livestock and food, and the development of genomic approaches for rapid detection of foodborne and waterborne bacterial and viral pathogens in the environment. 


Kris E. Inwood | PhD

Professor | Department of Economics and Finance,
Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics and
Professor | Department of History | College of Arts
Advisory Board Member | One Health Institute

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I investigate long term change in health including ethnic and social inequalities in the experience of the modern health transition.


Philip A. Loring | PhD

Associate Professor and Arrell Chair in Food, Policy, and Society
Department of Geography | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
Advisory Board Member | One Health Institute

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I am an environmental social scientist who works with Indigenous and other local communities on issues of food, environmental health, and human well-being. One Health is a framework that elegantly articulates the interconnections among these three domains, and that is very compatible with the values and priorities that I hear from my collaborators.


Amy Newman | PhD

Associate Professor | Department of Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science
Advisory Board Member | One Health Institute

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I am integrative ecophysiologist and study the long-term effects of environmental stress on development, behaviour, physiology and fitness of wildlife.  I am especially interested in how environmental change and landscape modification can impact stress responses in animals ranging from birds to butterflies to small mammals, and how these insights may apply to understanding stress and human health. These interdisciplinary perspectives are aligned with, and inspired by, a One Health approach.


Deborah Stacey | PhD

Associate Professor | School of Computer Science
Advisory Board Member | One Health Institute

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My research interests in the design and implementation of cloud computing informatics systems and in modelling systems that require huge amounts of data are a perfect fit with an One Health approach to complex challenges.   To understand and forecast the impact of animal diseases and production environments we need to collect and analyze data, not only across communities, but often across countries and continents, so I’m glad to be able to create systems that can make that possible.