Please tell us a bit about yourself and your research.
During this period, a friend lent me the documentaryAn Inconvenient Truth它睁开眼睛对人类对环境的影响。它进入了我大学美丽的小镇Palampur附近的收缩茶园，坐落在俯瞰着Dhauladhars（大型喜马拉雅山脉）的山谷。再加上变暖天气和增加的建设，我得到了前排座位到该地区的人为变化。
The One Health concept, while not new, is increasingly being recognized for its collaborative approach to issues that intersect human, animal, plant, and environmental health.
这使我加入印度气候及青年rk and be a youth representative at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. No binding agreement was made at this summit, and it made me think about what I, as a veterinarian, could do to affect some positive change around me.
My search took me to the Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine program at University of California, Davis, which introduced me to One Health, a concept that, while not new, is increasingly being recognized for its collaborative approach to issues that intersect human, animal, plant, and environmental health.
流行病学的博士学位，以及在整个过程中，我已经有了努力在各种各样的项目上工作，从加利福尼亚海狮身上的有机氯那to在坦桑尼亚追踪蝙蝠并使用新的地理空间网络使用用于传染病传播模拟的卫星数据。I enjoy coding and GIS, so being able to amalgamate them with my research and learning a wide variety of tools along the way is very satisfying.
Being part of the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats –PREDICTproject, the DTRA funded Evaluating Zoonotic Viral Sharing in South Tanzania (VISHA) project, and currently the USAIDOne Health Workforce – Next Generation项目让我赋予了有助于研究这些领域的机会。
What about your team, collaborators, and any special influences and mentors?
我的实地前往坦桑尼亚，我们在蝙蝠上附加GPS跟踪器并确定他们的运动模式。This work took me to Morogoro, Udekwa, and Illovo, three vastly different places in Tanzania united by the warmth of the local people, beautiful landscapes, and delicious ugali.
在这里，我和VISHA团队一起对蝙蝠进行取样，以了解更多关于它们传播的病毒的信息，我和他们一起工作，在我们捕获并释放的一些蝙蝠上安装了GPS记录器金宝搏体育（之后）良好的帮助芒果汁）。博士。Zikankuba Sijali（又名Popo博士;斯瓦希里语的“蝙蝠”），Brian Bird（又名Ndege;斯瓦希里博士），克里斯·克罗尼佐和Alphonse Msigwa和Amani Zacharia先生包括我与之合作的团队。那是一个令人惊叹的团队！
They include (but are not limited to) the inimitable Dr.Ricky Okello那who as a Gorilla Doctor, monitors the health of habituated mountain gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, Uganda; Dr.威斯纳都贡，与柬埔寨金边巴斯德研究所合作；还有Dr。Ohnmar Aung，缅甸预测的国家协调员。
As part of the One Health Workforce – Next Generation project, our work relates to the following SDG3 targets and indicators:
- Target 3.3: By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
- Target 3d: Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks
The other SDGs our work impacts include Gender Equality; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; and Life on Land.
What’s the most pressing research question in your field, and your hopes for progress in the future?
My most pressing hope for progress in the future is for all of us to realize how interdependent life on earth is, and to take actionable steps to preserve our natural environment in order to promote not just human health, but also animal, plant, and environment health. We need to make significant progress in the way we live and interact with nature.
此外，我希望能够更加强调发展免费，开源和高质量的科学软件to both inform the public health response to infectious disease outbreaks and also to contribute to other scientific fields, including conservation, as well.
As an introvert, putting myself “out there” with my work and thoughts, for e.g., through this very post, is sometimes challenging for me. The resulting human connections and interactions that arise, however, can be very enriching and ultimately contribute to a greater sense of fulfillment. As with all research, finding and learning the right tools within the right time frame – these skills start building upon themselves, though. So, with time, the learning slope starts to ease up. What helped was that I really enjoyed this learning process.