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Tennessee One Health Committee

The Tennessee One Health Committee seeks to promote, improve, and defend the health of humans, animals, and the environment by enhancing the cooperation and collaboration between local, state and federal agencies, as well as academic and other outside partners.

Participating agencies include:

  • Tennessee Department of Health
  • Tennessee Department of Agriculture
  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
  • Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
  • Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
  • United States Department of Agriculture


Meetings of the Tennessee One Health Committee provide a forum for members to share information on issues and projects concerning human, animal, and environmental health.

Next Meeting:

  • July 29th, 2021: 9:30–11:30 CT 
    • One Health & Artificial Intelligence - Speaker: Alexa McCourt, DVM; Tennessee Department of Agriculture
    • K-12 One Health Group Objectives & Updates - Speaker: Keren Rozensher, DVM USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services (VS)
  • Microsoft Teams Access | Call In Audio Only: 629-209-4396 Passcode: 960192933

Upcoming Meetings:

  • September 16th, 2021
  • November 18th, 2021
  • January 20th, 2022

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in One Health. 


Past Meetings

  • November 21, 2019 (9:30-11:00am CT, Tennessee Department of Agriculture)
    1. Neil Vezeau, BS (DVM/MPH Candidate at Iowa State University): Building Local and International One Health Collaborations 
    2. Anastasia Lambrou, MSc (PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health): ThaiFlu Project 
  • September 26, 2019 (9:30–11:00am CT, Tennessee Department of Agriculture)
    1. Dr. Katie Rumsey, DVM, MPH, DACVPM (Iowa Department of Agriculture): Suggestions for Prevention & Responding to Veterinary Controlled Substance Misuse
    2. Dr. Samir Hanna, MD, MSPH (Tennessee Department of Health): Salmonella in Live Poultry
  • July 25, 2019 (9:30–11:00am CT, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency)
    1. Jeremy Hooper (TDEC): What is TDEC doing about PFAS? TDEC’s Approach to Understanding PFAS in Tennessee
    2. Mugdha Golwalkar, MPH (TDH): Outbreak of E. coli O103
  • May 23, 2019 (9:30–11:00am CT, Tennessee Department of Agriculture [436 Hogan Road, Nashville, TN])
    1. Dr. Kate Varela (CDC One Health): Update on CDC One Health Priorities 
    2. Dr. Leslie Seraphin (USDA-VS): RB-51 Shedding Related to Raw Milk Exposure in PA
    3. Dr. John Dunn (TDH): Tennessee Raw Milk Legislative Efforts
  • March 28, 2019 (9:30–11:00am CT, Tennessee Department of Agriculture [436 Hogan Road, Nashville, TN])
    1. Jesse Tussing, USDA Wildlife Services: USDA-WS Feral Swine Program
    2. Dr. Leslie Seraphin, USDA-VS: Asian Long-Horned Tick
  • January 31, 2019 (9:30–11:00am CT, Tennessee State Public Health Laboratory [630 Hart Lane, Nashville, TN])
    1. Walter Cook and Dr. Sara Clariday (TWRA): Update on Chronic Wasting Disease Response and Captive Cervidae
  • November 8, 2018 (9:30–11:00am CT, Tennessee Department of Agriculture [436 Hogan Road, Nashville, TN])
  1.  Dr. R. Douglas Meckes (State Veterinarian, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services): NC Hurricane Response
  2.  Tyler Means and Danny Ripley (Metro Nashville Public Health): Cracking the Case on a Salmonella Outbreak: A Local Health Perspective
  • September 27, 2018 (9:30–11:00am CT, Tennessee Department of Agriculture [436 Hogan Road, Nashville, TN])
  1. Dr. Keren Rozensher (USDA APHIS Veterinarian): Virulent New Castle Disease & One Health
  2. JD Freye (USDA WIldlife Services): Update on the New Castle Disease in California from the Wildlife Biologist's Viewpoint