Meet the SDG3 researchers: Nistara Randhawa

Nistara Randhawa博士是野生动物保健中心/一名健康研究所,加州大学,美国戴维斯,加州大学兽医学院的流行病学家。她的工作弥补了动物,人类和环境健康的世界;编程;疾病建模;和视觉故事讲述。

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Please tell us a bit about yourself and your research.

我从小就喜欢马,后来在印度HPAU攻读兽医学位,并获得兽医外科和放射学硕士学位。

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?

我欠我的导师,博士Jonna Mazet.,在我旅途中的宝贵指导和支持。除了一个健康研究所的一些伟大的同事,UC戴维斯Datalab.(以前称为数据科学倡议)是一个很有帮助的地方,可以与校园内不同的研究人员见面、合作和学习。教授邓肯寺郎那also anr核心成员,一直有助于进一步推动我的计算兴趣和技能。

作为OHW-NG全球联络东南亚一个卫生大学网络(Seahun),我目前与东南亚各地的多样化和鼓舞人心的团队合作,帮助忍住一个健康劳动力,以获得更有效的疾病监测和控制。这一切让我意识到我们的工作总和在其他人的贡献中建立和影响,并且在没有无数合作者的情况下,不能轻易实现。

从博士开始,我的真实导师斯普蒂亚吉during veterinary school, to Dr.Jonna Mazet.在我的MPVM和PHD旅程中,最后博士邓肯寺郎,一位卓越的计算机天才,一直是我的灵感来源。从他们身上我学到了一个人可以在自己的领域里出类拔萃,同时也可以成为一个善良和支持的人。

随着Alphonse Msigwa先生和Amani Zacharia,因为我们在坦桑尼亚乌德克瓦的野外网站。

任何职业突出显示?

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.

从中下载数据E-OBS GPS记录器affixed to bats.

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!

博士。Zikankuba Sijali(又名Popo博士;斯瓦希里语蝙蝠),Brian Bird(又名博士博士;斯瓦希里语鸟),克里斯·克罗尼佐和Alphonse Msigwa先生和Amani Zacharia先生。

另一个喜欢的亮点是我们在2019年帮助组织的数据大会,参加来自12个国家的兽医和人类医学,社会科学和实验室技术以及HaIling的参与者:柬埔寨,加纳,几内亚,尼泊尔,卢旺达,塞内加尔,塞拉利昂,坦桑尼亚,乌干达,肯尼亚,缅甸和越南。我们向他们介绍了要了解,可视化和分析数据的工具和方法,但更重要的是,我与参与者自行启发。

有一些预测数据会议参与者。

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。

An R programming tool,表触点那which I contributed to along with other members from theR Epidemics Consortium(reck),正在用于世界各地的疫情反应。它是在一个过程中开发的编程马拉松为疾病爆发的实时监测创建自由,开源资源。

你的工作与可持续发展目标3(SDG3)有何关系?

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
  • 具体目标3c:大幅度增加发展中国家,特别是最不发达国家和小岛屿发展中国家的卫生筹资和卫生工作人员的招聘、发展、培训和留用
  • 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.

请描述您在职业生涯中遇到过的挑战和障碍。

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.


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