Greg Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University’s School of Medicine, Duke Global Health Institute, and Duke Nicholas School of the Environment.
Professor, Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Professor, Global Health at Duke Kunshan University in China
Dr. Gray manages research teams in each of these institutions. His medical boards are in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Gray has conducted diverse epidemiological studies of infectious diseases for 25 years in 5 continents. Much of his work has involved identifying risk factors for occupational diseases, particularly for infectious diseases. He has studied numerous occupational groups including farmers, animal breeders, veterinarians, military personnel, turkey workers, poultry workers, horse workers, hunters, and pig workers. A strong supporter for the One Health approach, he has won multiple One Health research and training grants, established two centers of One Health (USA & Romania) and developed 4 graduate programs in One Health (PhD, MHS, and Certificate). He has authored more than 270 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Board for the journal Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses.
One Health: An Increasingly Popular Approach to Wicked Global Health Problems
Food safety, antimicrobial resistance, and emerging diseases are public health problems found in every country of the world. Such problems often require the collaboration of public health, veterinary health, environmental health, and agricultural business professionals in their prevention and control. Increasingly, due to modern transportation and agricultural techniques, once local or regional public health problems are now often international in scope, affecting thousands of people and animals. We must find ways to work across disciplines and across geographical borders to prevent and control these problems. Many organizations have embraced the One Health approach as the best way forward in developing the necessary multidiscipline and international collaborations. Dr. Gray will discuss the need for adopting the One Health approach in better controlling these complex problems, especially as it pertains to emerging infectious diseases. He will also review his teams’ One Health training programs and research projects at the human-animal interface. Finally, he will propose some strategies for professionals and trainees to engage in One Health training, research, and employment.