Welcome to the One Health Academy

Advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring and networking


Upcoming Events

 September 11-13 - Cornell 6th Annual Public Health Symposium on Global Health, Ithaca, NY
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Other Sources
One Health Initiative
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One Health Commission
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The One Health Academy promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among health professionals, industry, and policy makers by promoting public health, as well as environmental, food, agricultural, and economic protection.

Our monthly events serve to unite:

  • Federal governmental departments
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Private industry leaders

to promote collaboration through networking, discussion following educational presentations, and informal mentoring.

One Health Academy meetings are dinner meetings held at the NEW Capital Yacht Club at Channel Inn located at 660 Water St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 around the left side of the Inn on the water front.  The meetings are typically the 2nd Thursday of every month from September to June with dinner starting at 6:30PM and the featured talk beginning between 7:15 to 7:30PM.

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - Dr. Tracy DuVernoy


Join us as we here from Dr. Tracy DuVernoy about FDA's International Engagement Regarding Food Safety on Thursday, September 10th at 6:30PM. 

Dr. Tracy DuVernoy is an International Policy Analyst on the Public Health & Trade team, International Affairs Staff (IAS) at FDAs Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.  She has worked as a Veterinary Medical Officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since August 2009 - initially on the Emergency Coordination and Response Team (ECRT) then the Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) team in August 2011 where she managed and coordinated various activities related to foodborne outbreaks and emergency response.  From August to December 2014, she completed a 120-day detail position at the FDA Office in Beijing, China as an International Program and Policy Analyst (IPPA) for Foods and Feed.  

Dr. DuVernoy received her veterinary medical degree from the University of Florida in 1988 and entered private clinical practice for 8 years, practicing small animal medicine and surgery.  She returned to graduate school in 1996 to pursue a Master in Public Health degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and in 1999, became Board-certified in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.  Prior to joining FDA she worked as the Acting State Public Health Veterinarian at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in addition to positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Defense.  

As always, don't hesitate to contact us with questions, comments, concerns, and/or speaker suggestions at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

See our article on the One Health Initiative website here!

If you missed it, view Dr. Lucey's talk here via our recorded webcast. Thanks again to One Health Commission for facilitating this!

If you missed it, view Dr. Sander's talk here via our recorded meeting. Thanks again to One Health Commission for facilitiating this!


There is a 50 person limit to the meeting so we suggest you register early. The cost of the evening is $20 per person ($10 for students with ID) it includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking.

Please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing onehealthacademy@gmail.com with your name and the names of any guests attending. We are accepting replies on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions about this event or future events you can contact us at onehealthacademy@gmail.com 


CALL FOR SPEAKERSOne Health Academy is filling up our Speakers roster for 2016 meetings. If you know of someone who has something to speak about that could be of interest to our group please let us know. You can contact Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

POST ITMembers if you have something you would like to share with our members or request of One Health Academy please send it to Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com and we will POST IT to our website.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OHAIf you are interested in helping in the organizing of our meetings, please contact Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

GRANT WRITER VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR OHAIf you have the "know how"on how to write a grant and time to give, please contact Tom McGinn at tom.mcginn@dhs.gov.


One Health Academy – advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring, and networking