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The most important challenge facing current and future generations of humans will be the quality of the environment and the allocation of dwindling natural resources among populations. In the face of severe challenges, we believe in the possibility of changing the trajectory of humans on the planet for the better. To that end, Wesleyan’s College of the Environment seeks to develop informed citizens who can discuss environmental issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, understand their connections to social or political issues, and derive well-formulated independent conclusions.



Upcoming Events

Cardinals, Climate & Contagion: One Health Solutions for Healthy Humans and Environment

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
noon to 1 p.m.
Usdan 108
FREE and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

Please join Catherine Machalaba, policy advisor at EcoHealth Alliance, for "Cardinals, Climate & Contagion: One Health Solutions for Healthy Humans and Environment"--a discussion of efforts to operationalize One Health approaches for more coordinated and preventive systems that promote human, animal, and environmental health given their integral links.

As part of the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT-2 project, Machalaba is currently analyzing the effectiveness of One Health policies and practices. She works closely on One Health initiatives with the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), as well as the World Bank.

Machalaba holds degrees in biology and public health from Wake Forest University and Dartmouth Medical School. Prior to joining EcoHealth Alliance in 2010 she completed a fellowship in healthcare system redesign at the Department of Veterans Affairs, interned with the Vermont Office of the Attorney General on tobacco control policy, and worked as a field agent for the Vermont Department of Health.