Photography credit: Dr. Andy Stringer


The Global Health program was created by the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Dean Paul Lunn in 2018. The program unites ongoing global health research and veterinary education, and brings together students, faculty and professionals to solve some of the major global health challenges faced by society today.

Dr. Sid Thakur

Sid Thakur

Director, Global Health

Dr. Andy Stringer

Andy Stringer

Director, Global Health Education




Dr. Greer Arthur

Greer Arthur

Global Health Program Specialist 


Recognition for the advancement in global health issues affecting human health, animal health and the environment.

Based at one of the leading veterinary colleges in the country, our Global Health program is uniting students, researchers and practitioners to support the discovery of knowledge, promote the development of lifelong learners, and address key global health challenges to have a positive impact worldwide.

The strategic goals of the Global Health program were established by our Global Health committee. Our goals address global health research and education, and will ensure that we apply multidisciplinary approaches to address key global health challenges and improve health for all.


Here at the College of Veterinary Medicine, we believe Global Health is collaborative, transnational research and action to promote health for all. Veterinarians have an increasingly important role to play in addressing the grand global challenges of the 21st century, particularly in areas such as infectious disease control, antimicrobial resistance, food security and global health [1]. An increasing human population, urbanization, growing demand for livestock products and climate change will place greater pressures on the environment, human and animal health, and livelihoods. The advances of the 21st century have led to a world that is increasingly interconnected. Globalization will see global problems becoming US problems. In the coming decades many of the major challenges to human health will originate outside of the human health sector. These range from emerging zoonotic diseases to pollution and climate change [2]. Tackling these challenges effectively will require multidisciplinary approaches with consideration given to the broader systems that encompass health.


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