One Health Institute Staff
Lorann Stallones, Ph.D.
Interim Director and Human-Animal Interactions Research Coordinator
Lorann Stallones, MPH, Ph.D., is the deputy director of the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University. Dr. Stallones is an epidemiologist and received her training at the University of Texas, School of Public Health, in Houston, Texas. Dr. Stallones’ research interests related to One Health include the impact of euthanasia on the well-being of workers in the dairy and swine industries and understanding the relationships between human and animals as related to well-being. Dr. Stallones is curerntly serving as OHI’s Interim director.
Colleen Webb, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Dean, CSU Graduate School
Colleen Webb is the Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Dean of CSU’s Graduate School. Also a Professor of Biology with a joint appointment in Mathematics, she received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1993, followed by a master’s in Biology from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University in 2001. Dr. Webb completed her final education run at Princeton University, where she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in 2003. She joined CSU that same year, and has remained an accomplished professor and employee since. Webb became Interim Director of the One Health Institute in the Fall of 2022 and continues to assist with One Health Institute leadership.
Claire Tucker is currently a post-doctoral fellow in a hybrid role with appointments in the CSU One Health Institute and in the Urgent Care/Critical Care Unit at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She spends time in a variety of places: as a clinician on the UC/CCU floor, as an administrator working on One Health + One Medicine, and as a primary researcher in translational trauma.
Business Operations & Research Administration Officer
Jessica Hunter is the Business Operations and Research Administration Officer for One Health Institute. She is alumni of CSU’s Warner College and University of Denver with areas of focus in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Policy and Management. She is also currently working on her Master of Science in Business Administration. With over 16 years of financial and administrative experience, Jessica enthusiastically joined OHI.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator
Edith Silvas (she/her/ella) joined the team in September 2021 and is working to embed DEI principles throughout OHI’s research, training and outreach. She has spent her career working towards achieving health equity at hospitals such as Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System. A San Antonio native, she earned her undergraduate degree from Texas State University and her Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts, where she researched Mexican-American women’s health issues through a theological lens.
Beth Hayes, Ph.D.
BROADN Project Manager and Research Scientist
Beth Hayes is the project manager for the Biology Integration Institute Regional OneHealth Aerobiome Discovery Network. BROADN, which is housed in the One Health Institute and funded by the National Science Foundation, is a multi-disciplinary project to study the microbiome of the air and how it impacts human, animal, and environmental health. Beth received a B.S. in Biochemistry from Baylor University and earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the partnership between the University of Montana and the NIH Rocky Mountain Laboratories, studying how tick-borne bacteria adapt to different environments to cause disease in humans and animals. She brings her experiences in molecular biology and vector-borne diseases, as well as a passion for science education and outreach to the BROADN and OneHealth teams.
Events, PR, & Communications Coordinator
Teya Kvasnicka is responsible for all events, public relations, and communications for the One Health Institute and BROADN project. Teya is a Colorado native and double alum of CSU, holding a bachelor’s in communication studies and a master’s in communications and media management. Teya grew up with a love for the environment and has been with the One Health team since May of 2021. Please contact Teya with any media-related inquiries pertaining to OHI or BROADN.
Leah Baechle is the Administrative Coordinator for the One Health Institute and was previously Assistant to the Directors at the CSU Bookstore. Leah grew up in Fort Collins but attended school at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, where she studied musical theatre and English literature with a minor in Spanish. She is very active in the local theatre community, where she can be seen in a variety of roles throughout the year. Leah is an avid reader who also enjoys tabletop board games and Broadway musicals. She always has a new book recommendation!
Katrina is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Applied Social and Health Psychology program at Colorado State University. As a member of the Graham Behavioral Medicine Lab, her research focuses on the biological, psychological and social processes that impact health. Katrina use experimental and observational methods to identify barriers to healthy behaviors and works to design interventions to reduce/remove/circumvent these impediments. Her goal is to take experimental findings and apply them to real world settings to help people live happier, healthier lives.