The Texas A&M One Health initiative is dedicated to the
discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge
in a wide range of academic and professional fields providing the
highest quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs
to prepare students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility,
and service to society.
The program builds on the strength of the university and the
State of Texas from discovery to application and commercialization
allowing for the discovery, learning, and applied research to meet
societal needs. Texas is the second most populous state in the
union and is number one in livestock numbers of cattle, horses, and
small ruminants with 36% of the nation's beef fed in the Panhandle.
Texas is both a border and coastal state with rich cultural
In a leadership role, establish local, national, and global
academic, public and private, and not for profit partnerships and
collaboration to develop world class educational, research, and service programs for environmental, human, and
animal health for the health and well-being of humans, animals, and
the environment in which they live.
Improved health and well-being of humans and animals and the
environments in which they live.
Initiative History at Texas A&M
The One Health Initiative was started at Texas A&M in 2011
by Dean Eleanor Green of the Texas A&M College
of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dean T.
Samuel Shomaker of the College of Medicine at the Texas A&M
Health Science Center, Dr. Bhanu Chowdhary, Associate Dean of the
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences, and Dr. Suzanne Yandow, Clinical Professor and Physician
of the College of Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science
In the summer of 2012 a Program Coordinator and Assistant Dean
were hired in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences to coordinate, collaborate, develop, and seek out
potential TAMU and external partners through program development on
the Texas A&M University campus.
about the initiative