One Health Commission

The mission of the One Health Commission is the establishment of closer professional interactions, collaborations, and educational and research opportunities across the health sciences professions, together with their related disciplines, to improve the health of people, animals, plants and our environment.

One Health Initiative

The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment.

The Yale Human Animal Health Project

A center for “One Health” studies at the Yale School of Medicine, this project is working to pioneer clinical linkages between human, animal, and environmental health using a comparative “One Health” approach.

UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

The UCLA EEB’s mission is to provide new knowledge of the ecological and evolutionary processes that produce and sustain life on Earth and to educate the next generation of scholars, professionals, and citizens for the biological, environmental and biotechnological challenges of the future.


A project of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats Program that is building a global early warning system to detect and reduce the impacts of emerging diseases that move between wildlife and people (zoonotic diseases).

Canary Database

A compilation of curated peer-reviewed research articles related to the use of animals as sentinels of human health hazards. This database contains information added by trained curators in addition to bibliographic records from MEDLINE and other well-known databases. The database includes studies of wildlife, companion, and livestock animals, where either the exposure or the health effect could be considered potentially relevant to human health.

Comparative Oncology Program, National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) launched the Comparative Oncology Program (COP) to help researchers better understand the biology of cancer and to improve the assessment of novel treatments for humans by treating pet animals-primarily cats and dogs-with naturally occurring cancer, giving these animals the benefit of cutting-edge research and therapeutics.

National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

A non-profit science center dedicated to cross-disciplinary research in evolution. NESCent is jointly operated by Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University, and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI)

The UCGHI addresses long-standing and emerging challenges to global health through its education, research and partnership initiatives. The Institute’s three multi-campus, transdisciplinary Centers of Expertise comprise dozens of faculty across the 10-campus University of California system and are harnessing their expertise to address the increasingly complex global health problems and needs of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

The Evolution & Medicine Review (EMR)

A new scientific publication created by and for the community of scientists, scholars, clinicians and teachers working at the interface of evolution and medicine/public health. It differs from a traditional journal as it is dynamic, interactive and more timely. The EMR provides open access to carefully selected information from diverse sources, along with engaging commentary and opportunities for discussion.

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF)

A non-profit organization established in 1948 by veterinarian, humanitarian and animal health pioneer Dr. Mark L. Morris, Sr. The MAF is devoted to supporting research in animal health and welfare. The foundation launched the Canine Cancer Campaign to help scientists worldwide prevent, treat and, ultimately, cure cancer in dogs as well as the Canine Lifetime Health Project, a groundbreaking effort to manage studies to identify new methods for the prevention and treatment of canine diseases.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

With a commitment to protect 25 percent of the world’s biodiversity, the WCS addresses four of the biggest issues facing wildlife and wild places: climate change; natural resource exploitation; the connection between wildlife health and human health; and the sustainable development of human livelihoods. While taking on these issues, the WCS manages more than 200 million acres of protected lands around the world, with more than 200 scientists on staff. The WCS is based in New York City.

American Medical Association (AMA)

The largest association of medical doctors and students in the United States.  The AMA’s mission is to promote the art and science of medicine for the betterment of the public health, to advance the interests of physicians and their patients, to promote public health, to lobby for legislation favorable to physicians and patients, and to raise money for medical education. The Association also publishes the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which has the largest circulation of any weekly medical journal in the world. The AMA also publishes a list of Physician Specialty Codes which are the standard method in the U.S. for identifying physician and practice specialties.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

A not-for-profit association representing more than 82,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The AVMA publishes the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Journal of Veterinary Research and newsletters.

Pacific Veterinary Conference

An continuing education program for veterinary professionals, hosted by the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). The CVMA is committed to serving its membership and community through innovative leadership and to improving animal and human health in an ethically and socially responsible manner.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV)

An international organization that applies the principles of comparative veterinary medicine to zoo and wildlife species whose mission, as an advocate for the profession, is to improve the health care and promote the conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife.

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)

A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation.