Assistant Professor, Global Health; Assistant Professor, Epidemiology; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences; Clinical Affiliate Professor, Veterinary Medicine
University of Washington
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Julianne Meisner is a veterinarian and epidemiologist and early-stage investigator. Her research combines her dual training to tackle complex questions surrounding human health risks at the human-animal-environment interface, largely focused on the effect of livestock keeping on human health among rural communities. Her position as a veterinarian in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington is unique, simultaneously fostering both independence and innovation in her research, and depth in her collaborative network. Her burgeoning research track is situated within both epidemiologic methods and One Health research, affording her the opportunity to bridge gaps between these two communities and identify nuances inherent to research questions at the human-animal-interface that have been previously overlooked.
Most recently, she has been working to bring network modeling (a tool borrowed from the social sciences and increasingly applied to infectious disease epidemiology) to the human-animal interface. She believes this approach holds great promise for early detection of novel pathogen emergence, and for refined control of endemic zoonoses. Her work also tackles social and political determinants of health from a One Health framework; she recently developed a Political One Health theoretical framework, which underpins recent efforts to examine land tenure and governance among minoritized populations as critical drivers of land use change, widely accepted to be a major determinant of novel pathogen emergence.