One Health Student Initiative Relaunch!

The One Health Student Initiative at UC Berkeley was founded in 2016 by undergraduate students and was an active student organization that brought together members of the UC Berkeley community with interests in the environment, human health, and animal health.

We at the One Health Student Initiative are excited to relaunch this student collaborative with new leadership. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of having conversations about the One Health model to better understand the intersections of human health, animal health, and the health of the environment. We invite all members of the UC Berkeley community to join us in our relaunch of the collaborative by filling out our interest form and leadership form. We hope to create an interdisciplinary space in which students can learn from professionals in One Health fields while creating community with one another. Join us to become a part of this growing organization and become involved in student life on campus!

Thank you for coming!!

Hello everyone!

Thank you for joining us this year for our first annual One Health / Planetary Health Research Symposium! Here’s a break down of our speakers as well as some pictures from the event.

Alone we can make a great difference, but together we can change the world

One Health / Planetary Health Symposium!


Come one come all! Bring your friends to the annual One Health Planetary Health Symposium where attendees will have the opportunity to engage with a climate change panel, see grad/undergrad student work, eat free food, and find a community that cares about helping the health of Earth!

We have the honor of sharing Woutrina Smith, the co-director of the Center of Expertise for Planetary Health, who will be providing us with insights into the field, her career, and directions with climate change problems. On the panel we will also be having Dr. Federico Castillo, who focuses on ecology in climate change research under the Planetary Health model, Dr. Steve Lindow, who studies microbial communities and plant pathology,  and Tomas Leon, a graduate student studying the architectural design and maintenance of water-borne infectious diseases.

Did we mention free food and admission?

Hope to see you there! 🙂



First Meeting!

Hello everyone!

This week we’re having our first meeting on February 7th, 8-9pm in Dwinelle 255. In the first half of the meeting, we’ll be welcoming Dr. Sophia Papageorgiou, a veterinarian by training and an esteemed member of the One Health Initiative at UC Davis to talk about the journey she’s been on in the field.

Here is a brief bio about her:

Sophia Papageogiou, DVM, MPVM, PhD has been involved with One Health and Planetary Health through the UC Global Health Institute. She has a passion for animals that has driven her through UC Davis’s veterinary and PD program, where studied wildlife and conservational medicine. Professionally, Dr. Papageorgiou hopes to implement the One Health model to promote the health of animals, humans, and the ecosystems in which they reside. Additionally, she aspires to train students in epidemiology, ecosystem health, and the newly defined global and One Health sciences that link these disciplines.

The second half of our meeting will focus on starting the working groups (1) Team building for the One Health competition team and (2) the Symposium Planning Committee.

You can still sign up for committees here:

As always, please reach out to us with any questions at

Info on Info Sessions!

Welcome back to Berkeley everyone!

What? To follow up on the previous post, we have our TBA locations, announced! The first two meetings will be info sessions regarding who our org is and what we stand for, followed by games and project opportunities!  We’ll be excited to meet you at:

Where? Dwinelle 255

When? 1/24, 1/31 8-9pm

You can already register to become a member!

Want to be a part of our executive team? Apply!


One Health Student Initiative Spring 2018 — Leadership Opportunities!

The One Health Student Initiative (OHSI) is a conjoined effort between undergraduate and graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, across disciplines (public health, biology, environmental sciences, medicine, etc.) to educate one another and their respective communities on issues and approaches to global human, animal and environmental health. Join today to learn from guest lectures from esteemed professionals in the field, learn more about the One Health Model, and develop innovative solutions to health issues that impact our generation today. Topics we cover include climate change, biodiversity, comparative medicine, and infectious disease. Our meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 7-8 pm, location TBA.

Come to our two info sessions 1/24 and 1/31 from 8-9 pm (Dwinelle 255) to find out more. Location will be confirmed by email on our list-serve and on our facebook page: Fill out our form by February 7th to join a OHSI solutions-impact team:

Thank you for your consideration and time in advance. Please feel free to contact with any questions or comments.


One Health Night

Join us tomorrow night for an hour and a half of faculty/graduate and undergraduate students mixer featuring our four guest speakers: Professor Peter Dailey, Sarah Petnic, Dusty Glasner, and Jacqueline Ferguson.

View our Facebook event here: One Health Night

Tue, November 15        7-8:30 pm       283 Dwinelle

Food will be provided!

3rd General Meeting

No Guest Speaker, All Event Planning for One Health Day

Tue, October 18th        7-8 pm        106 Dwinelle

As a reminder, our meetings for this semester (Fall 2016) will take place every other Tuesday of each month (1st and 3rd weeks, unless specified).    

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