About the Program

Our vision, mission and goals.


Photo credit: Dr. Andy Stringer

Uniting multidisciplinary research with veterinary education to solve some of today’s greatest global health challenges. 



Program Team

Dr. Sid Thakur

Sid Thakur

Director, Global Health

Dr. Andy Stringer

Andy Stringer

Lead, Global Health Education





Global health is collaborative, transnational research and action to promote health for all.



Vision, Mission and Goals

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 U.S. 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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Advancement in global health issues affecting human health, animal health and the environment.

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Uniting students, researchers and clinicians to support the discovery of knowledge, promote the development of lifelong learners, and address key global health challenges.

Advancing global health through multidisciplinary research, global partnerships and capacity building in education, research and healthcare.


Committee Members


Student Representatives

Aya Omar, Class of 2022