One Health Newsletter

One Health Newsletter: Volume 14 Issue 1

October 2022

The theme of this issue is Environmental Health. All of the articles below display exciting applications of the One Health concept. This issue of the One Health Newsletter was written by professionals, post doctoral associates, and graduate/veterinary students with the assistance of our faculty editorial board and guest contributors.

Micro-Editorial: Environmental Health

A thematic overview and introduction to this OHNL.

Resourcefulness, resources, and the CCDM: An essential for practitioners of veterinary public health

By Jayden McCall and Justin Kastner, with files from Anne Straily

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual Jayden McCall and Dr. Justin Kastner

The Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM) is a resource that describes many important features, such as pathogen/agent information, clinical signs, and prevention measures, for hundreds of infectious diseases.

When the film industry takes on the COVID-19 pandemic: My experience on the set

By Soukaina “Souki” Gonzalez


The need for the film industry to apply a One Health approach to protect its people and continue to serve the community with its permanent and fervent demand for entertainment.

One Health formally defined: mainstreaming the approach to respond to future global health threats

By Cheyenne Brunkow, Sierrah Haas, Ryan Walker

This article briefly describes the roles of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the World Organisation for Animal Health, the World Health Organization, and United Nations Environment Programme in defining One Health.


Are bacteria and viruses associated with microplastics? a One Health challenge

By Edgar Dusacre and Julia Bourciquot-Gonzalez

Microplastics Figure 3

The geographic ubiquity of plastic pollution in the oceans induces several worrying hypotheses.

One Health Approach: a solution to control the zoonotic threat of the emergence and spread of the Mayaro virus from the Caribbean and beyond

By Julia Bourciquot-Gonzalez


An example of an emerging zoonotic disease, the Mayaro virus, a potentially emerging arboviral disease in South America.

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Faculty Editorial Board

Dr. Paige Adams
Paige Adams
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University

Dr. Jean Paul Gonzalez
Jean-Paul Gonzalez
School of Medicine
Georgetown University

Dr. Ellen Mulcahy
Ellyn Mulcahy

Master of Public Health
Kansas State University

Helena Chapman
Helena Chapman

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
NASA Applied Sciences Program

Student Editors

Snehal Gawhale, BDS, MPH is a graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at Kansas State University, with an emphasis area in Infectious Diseases and Zoonosis. She completed her Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery (BDS) and 1-year internship at A.C.P.M Dental College and Hospital in India. Snehal has worked as a student editor for the One Health Newsletter at Kansas State University. She is currently a public health consultant at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in Topeka, Kansas.

Amelia Brady A graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at Kansas State University, Amelia's general focus is in infectious disease and zoonosis, and she hopes to concentrate in epidemiology. She obtained a B.S. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in Public Health. A particular interest for her is how socioeconomic status can affect vaccination rates within communities, particularly COVID-19 vaccination rates.

Micaela Freeman is the graduate teaching assistant in the Master in Public Health Program at Kansas State University. She graduated with a B.S. in agriculture from K-State in 2019 and is finishing her MPH, the area of emphasis being Food Safety and Biosecurity. Outside of academia, Micaela enjoys spending her leisure time outdoors with her family, both two and four-legged.

Antoinette Lona, MS is a graduate of the Kansas State University MS program in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, where she focused on infectious disease pathology. Antoinette is currently a part of the Histopathology Lab at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL).


Jayden McCall is a graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at Kansas State University. He is also in his fourth and final year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program and beginning a Ph.D. in Pathobiology, both of which also being in the College of Veterinary Medicine at KSU.

Dr. Justin Kastner is an associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology at Kansas State University. He conducts scholarly activities in several domains: the global food system and international trade policy, economic history and the history of science, the history of public health, globalization and cross-border cooperation, multidisciplinary thinking and writing, and the theory and practice of interdisciplinary scholarship.

Dr. Anne Straily is a veterinary medical officer with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Parasitic Diseases Branch, where her work focuses on the epidemiology of parasitic diseases of public health importance both domestically and internationally.

Soukaina Gonzalez grew up overseas, spending most of her life in Bangkok and Paris. She decided to follow her career path in Los Angeles, where she completed her Bachelors in Directing and Screenwriting at The Los Angeles Film School and studied Entertainment Design and Decoration in an Advanced Study Program at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM).

Cheyenne Brunkow is a May 2022 graduate of the Master of Public Health Program at Kansas State University. Her studies emphasized infectious diseases and zoonoses, along with research on Health in All policies and One Health perspectives in Kansas. She now works at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as a Hospital Acquired Infection Outbreak Response Epidemiologist.

Sierrah Haas is currently in the Master of Public Health program at Kansas State University. Her study emphasis area is infectious diseases and zoonoses. In 2021, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Albany State University in New York with a minor in communication. Currently, her major research interests include children’s environmental health and climate change.

Ryan Walker is a Senior Food Scientist with the North Carolina Food Innovation Lab. Prior to joining the NCFIL team, he was director of product development for a Utah-based nutritional supplement co-manufacturer. Ryan has an M.S. and a Ph.D. in human nutrition from Michigan State University. He also earned a doctoral specialization in international development with a focus on agricultural development and international food laws and regulations. Recently, Ryan completed Kansas State University’s Public Health Core Concepts graduate certificate.

Edgar Dusacre is a Ph.D. student, and member of the joint research group, Continental and oceanic environment and paleo-environment (EPOC), University of Bordeaux and Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research); the research group, Cell Biology in Environmental Toxicology (CBET), University of the Basque Country, Spain; and 4P Scienseas (4P Shore and Seas )

Julia Bourciquot-Gonzalez has completed a Bachelor of Life Sciences – Molecular and cellular biology and animal physiology, College of Science and Technology, University of Bordeaux, France.

Web layout for the One Health Newsletter edited by Joe Montgomery, Director of Communications, College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.

One Health Newsletter

The One Health Newsletter is a collaborative effort by a diverse group of scientists and health professionals committed to promoting One Health. This newsletter was created to lend support to the One Health Initiative and is dedicated to enhancing the integration of animal, human, and environmental health for the benefit of all by demonstrating One Health in practice.

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