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Alex Travis VMD,PhD
Alex Travis VMD,PhD




News: Alex Travis delivers talk, publishes blog post on "One Health"

August 25, 2014

Dr. Alex Travis, VMD, Ph.D. has been talking about "One Health" principles this month in a lecture at a veterinary symposium and in a blog post at a popular public policy-oriented website. Travis is Faculty Director for the Environment at Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and the Director of the Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation.

Earlier this month, Travis delivered the plenary address on sustainability to a crowded auditorium at the Merial-NIH Veterinary Scholars Symposium at Cornell. His lecture, "Expanding the One Health paradigm: a central role for veterinarians in sustaining life on earth", outlines the importance of One Health principles in addressing the most pressing environmental issues of our day and the roles veterinarians have to play in solving problems that bridge health and the environment. A video of the lecture has been posted on CornellCast.

In his blog post published in on August 25 titled "The One Health case for environmental policy action", Travis argues that connections between the environment, economic issues, and human health make it imperative to create integrated policies that address these issues as a whole, rather than as independent factors.

Travis says he plans to contribute a blog post to every other month on an ongoing basis.