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Bio: Dr. Cheryl Stroud has enjoyed professional experiences in industry, academic research and teaching,, private veterinary practice, and One Health. After graduation from veterinary school, she worked briefly in veterinary practice before going to North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine for a masters degree and PhD in Endocrine Physiology.

Dr. Stroud’s deep passion for the One Health concept emerged in 2008 when she returned to North Carolina. While networking around the Research Triangle Park region of N.C. she identified a need to bring together key veterinary, human, public, and environmental health stakeholders in North Carolina to work across disciplines. As a result of her exploratory efforts, in 2010 she helped create the North Carolina One Health Collaborative and for over three years chaired its Steering Committee.

Since 2010, Dr. Stroud’s primary focus  has been One Health education, both locally and nationally. In 2013, she  served on a National Biodefense Science Board working group on situational awareness, strategic implementation, and bio-surveillance.  Dr. Stroud believes strongly in interdisciplinary collaborations and seeks, via the Commission, to connect One Health stakeholders into active teams, creating strategic networks and partnerships that will educate about all One Health Issues. Her forte is bringing people together.

Location One Health Commission

P.O. Box 972
Apex, NC 27502

Description: The One Health Commission is a globally focused organization dedicated to promoting improved health of people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants and the environment.  The Commission is dedicated to informing all audiences about the importance of transcending institutional and disciplinary boundaries, and transforming the way that human, animal, plant, and ecosystem health professionals, and their related disciplines, work together to improve the health of all living things and the environment. Objectives include: to inform all audiences about the importance of the One Health approach including established professionals and students from all disciplines (from Anthropology to Architectural Design to Biology/Chemistry to Food Scientists to Medicine to Psychology to Sociology to Zoology, etc), lay public, policy and law makers, health care providers from human and animal domains, agricultural and food production sectors; to transform the way human, animal, plant and ecosystem health-related disciplines and institutions work together by creating the needed opportunities for them to come together in direct conversations; and to train and prepare the next generation of One Health leaders and professionals by supporting Students for One Health and involving them in efforts to further the One Health paradigm shift.