Welcome to the One Health Academy

Advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring and networking


Upcoming Events

One Medicine Symposium
Disasters and Diseases
December 10-11, 2014
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One Health Congress
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 15-18, 2015
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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 Speaker

Our next speaker on December 11th will be Ms. Emily Thomas, Animal Science Program Director for Humane Farm Animal Care. Her talk is titled, "Farm Animal Welfare: How Farm Animal Welfar Affects Your Health and the Environment ." Please look to our event schedule for upcoming talks.

Emily Thomas received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Animal & Poultry Science, an honorary degree in Conservation Biology from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and her Masters of Science, with Distinction in Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare from the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thomas holds the Universities Federation of Animal Welfare Award for Highest Marked Dissertation in 2012-2013.

As an undergraduate, Thomas co-lectured the Animal Science department’s Animal Reproductive Physiology lab and did extensive research into ecological agriculture and contemporary, controversial issues in animal science. It was during this time that her interest in farm animal welfare was piqued. During her Masters, Thomas studied the effects of common stressors present on sheep farms on the neurophysiology and behavior of newborn lambs. Thomas quickly learned that while her skill set and experience suited her to research, her passion resided in making lasting changes to farm animal welfare through influencing consumer behavior.

When she returned back to the United States the opportunity at Humane Farm Animal Care presented itself. Her educational background and research into farm animal welfare has prepared her for the extensive job of Animal Science Program Director, where she oversees the entire certification program, in addition to working with the scientific committee to write and revise the Standards for the program.


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 this year's 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