One Health Day

The UT One Health Initiative has partnered with the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, UT Gardens, and Tennessee RiverLine to celebrate the 7th Annual World One Health Day! Join us on Thursday, November 3 as we explore the many connections between human, animal, plant, and environment health.

11:30am – 12:30pm: Picnic in the UT Gardens

Join us for lunch under the pavilion and a brief presentation on UT’s horticultural therapy program. Boxed lunches will be available, or feel free to bring your own! Click here to register by COB October 31 to reserve a boxed lunch.

The presentation will begin at noon.

Be one of the first three people to arrive and check in with event staff at the pavilion to receive a plant courtesy of the UT Gardens!

Click here for directions and parking information.


1:00pm – 2:30pm: Energy and Environment Forum

Economics and Epidemiology: Beyond Dollars and Cents
Dr. Jude Bayham

Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the interconnectedness of public health and economic outcomes. Yet interdisciplinary teams of infectious disease modelers and economists have been integrating the economic theory of human behavior into infectious disease models for over a decade.

Professor Bayham will highlight several insights from these interdisciplinary efforts, discussing their application during the COVID-19 pandemic and suggest a path forward for research on economic epidemiology.

This presentation will be held in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Guests may park in Volunteer Hall Garage on White Avenue at no charge by requesting a parking voucher from Baker Center staff.

Attendees wishing to participate virtually can do so through this webcast link:


3:30pm – 5:30pm: Kayak Excursion + River Cleanup

The Tennessee River and its waterways are home to more forms of life than any other river system in North America. More than 100 species of freshwater mussels and 270 species of fish can be found here, including some species not found anywhere else in the world. You can help protect their homeā€”and have fun while doing it! 

Join us for a guided kayak excursion and river cleanup at Third Creek. All materials (including kayaks and safety gear) will be provided by the Tennessee RiverLine.

Space is limited and registration is required; click here to register by COB November 1.


One Health Day 2021

Presented by: Dr. Deb Miller, UT One Health Initiative

Presented by: Dr. Kristi Ebi, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Department of Global Health, University of Washington

Presented by: Dr. Heidi Hanson, Senior Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, University of Utah

Presented by: Dr. Richard Hamelin, Professor of Forestry, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia


  • Dr. Gus Engman, Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries
  • Dr. Kate Evans, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Dr. Kristina Kintziger, Department of Public Health
  • Dr. Joshua Fu, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Dr. Sindhu Jagadamma, Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science

One Health Day 2020 Virtual Seminar

Presented by Dr. Deb Miller, UT One Health Initiative

  • Presented by Dr. Laura Kahn, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs
  • Panel discussion members: Drs. Denita Hadziabdic Guerry, Adam Willcox, Marcy Souza, and David White

Presented by Dr. Adam Griffith, Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension

Presented by Aaron Onufrak, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, UT Institute of Agriculture

Presented by Dr. Bree Dell, College of Veterinary Medicine, UT Institute of Agriculture

Brief research updates from some of the UT One Health Scholars

Closing Remarks provided by Drs. Rebecca Hardman and Kimberlyn Roosa

Created in 2016, One Health Day is an international campaign co-coordinated by the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team and the One Health Platform Foundation. The One Health Day campaign is designed to engage as many individuals as possible from as many arenas as possible in One Health education and awareness events, and to generate an inspiring array of projects worldwide.