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UASPH-CPHP-2016 Climate Change and Zoonoses Overview

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Presented by Millicent Eidson On Demand Recordings Ongoing to 1/31/2027
Dr. Millicent Eidson  

Course Description

This presentation provides an introduction and overview of climate change and zoonotic diseases, the potential impact of climate change on human and non-human animal health, vulnerable populations, and activities to address the risk including the One Health approach, mitigation, and adaption. Areas of discussion include humans, non-human domestic animals, wildlife, and the environment. Risks are summarized world-wide. Numerous links to additional information are included.


To learn basic concepts related to climate change as a prerequisite for examining potential associated human and non-human animal health risks.

To understand overall issues related to climate change and zoonotic diseases.

To identify diverse sources of more detailed information about climate change and health.

Author Information

Millicent Eidson, MA, DVM, DACVPM (Epidemiology)  is a Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the University at Albany School of Public Health. She has served with the New Mexico and New York departments of health as a Research Scientist, State Public Health Veterinarian, State Environmental Epidemiologist, and Acting State Epidemiologist. Dr. Eidson received her research training at the University of Colorado (M.A., Social Psychology) and Colorado State University (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), including post-graduate coursework at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Johns Hopkins University. She began her public health career as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Eidson has been a leader in zoonotic and non-zoonotic public health research, including numerous publications on plague, rabies, West Nile virus, and climate change. She currently serves as the co-Past President of the American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians (AAFSPHV).


Climate change and Zoonoses Overview, Audio Transcription

Average Completion Time

1 hours



Associated Programs (Explain)

  • Basic Environmental Health Program - Fall 2017
  • Basic Environmental Health Program - Fall 2018
  • Basic Environmental Health Program - Winter 2024
  • Basic Environmental Health Program - Winter 2020
  • Basic Environmental Health Program - Winter 2018
  • Center for Environmental Health Training Track 2019
  • Basic Environmental Health Program - Fall 2019
  • Basic Environmental Health Program - Winter 2019
  • Basic Environmental Health Program - Fall 2023
  • Center for Environmental Health Training Track
  • Basic Environmental Health Program - 2022/2023
  • Basic Environmental Health Program - 2020/2021
  • Basic Environmental Health Program - 2021/2022