Tom Hennessy, MD, MPH
Tuesday Lunch Plenary
“One Health” is a concept and approach to solving problems that exist at the interface of human, animal and environmental health. This approach integrates information and expertise from diverse disciplines and stakeholders. The presenters will describe how One Health has been applied in Alaska through the efforts of the Alaska One Health Working Group and will provide examples of how a this approach can enhance our understanding and improve our response to complex problems facing Alaska.
Tom Hennessy, MD, MPH is the Director of the Arctic Investigations Program (AIP), CDC’s field station for infectious diseases in Anchorage. Dr. Hennessy has served in the US Public Health Service since 1990. He is a graduate of Antioch College, the Mayo Medical School and Emory University’s School of Public Health. He is trained in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine and is a graduate of the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service. He represents CDC on the US Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, which develops and implements the US Arctic Research Plan. He is the US Representative for the Arctic Human Health Experts Group, a multinational advisory group to the Arctic Council. Tom is an affiliate faculty member of the University of Alaska in the Department of Health Sciences.