Bio: Dr. Joanne Lindenmayer is Chair of the One Health Commission Board of Directors and a member of the One Health Education Task Force. Previously she served as Senior Manager of Disaster Operations and Haiti Program with the Humane Society International and at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where she directed and taught courses based on the One Health approach. Dr. Lindenmayer also taught in the Cummings School’s Conservation Medicine master’s degree program.
A former EIS Officer and Fellow in the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s State-based Epidemiology for Public Health Practice Program, Dr. Lindenmayer is a past chair of the Public Health Committee of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. She was the recipient of a One Health grant from the Rockefeller Foundation and, along with colleagues in Indonesia and Thailand, assessed the application of One Health by veterinarians during the avian influenza pandemic in Southeast Asia. She is former Co-Principal Investigator for the Cummings School award from USAID’s RESPOND component of its Emerging Pandemics Threats Program which aims to improve the capacity of health professionals from human, animal and environmental health to collaborate in responding to outbreaks of emergent zoonotic diseases. Dr. Lindenmayer co-chaired the National Stakeholders meeting organized by the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) and sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts on the use of antimicrobials in food animal production. She received the 2013 Roy Montgomery Award from the Evidence Based Veterinary Medical Association for developing a biostatistics course using the flipped classroom model for practicing veterinarians. Dr. Lindenmayer’s primary research interests include using electronic veterinary medical records for animal and human population health, animal sentinels for infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance and environmental contaminants, and integration of veterinarians into the public health system.
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. This includes 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.