One Health Stories

Craig Webb

Diabetes Natural Animal Model

Description: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that is increasing in prevalence in people, dogs, and cats. In each species, the disorder results from a defect in insulin secretion or


Epilepsy Natural Animal Model

Description: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition characterized by unpredictable seizures, and it affects both humans and animals. Management of epilepsy is often challenging, especially with Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut

Dr. Jessica Quimby

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is reported in 1-3% of cats with an estimated one-third of cats developing CKD in their lifetime. In the US, 15% of adults, 37 million people,

canine cancer chemo and the microbiome

Healthy Gut, Happier Canines and Companions

With an increased focus on the importance of the gut microbiota (e.g. microorganisms) for intestinal health and the breakthrough research on the microbiome globally, Colorado State University researchers are eager

Lizzy Garcia Creighton

Lizzy Garcia Creighton

Elizabeth, or Lizzy, graduated from Lawrence University with a degree in biology and biochemistry. Her research interests are broad and include immunology, neuroscience, and the impact of the microbiome on health and disease. She is currently working for OneHealth and volunteering as she applies to medical schools.

Kara Billington

Kara Billington

Kara is an incoming first year DVM student at Colorado State University. She has worked at several small animal veterinary clinics in Colorado for the past six years. She is writing articles for the One Health Initiative comparing diseases in humans and companion animals

Raegan Petch

Raegan is a fourth year undergraduate student at Colorado State University, studying microbiology with a minor in Spanish. Outside of OHI, she is an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Sue VandeWoude’s lab, the editor-in-chief at the university’s Journal for Undergraduate Research, and a teaching assistant for organic chemistry and a first year biomedical sciences seminar. When she’s not working or studying, she can be found hiking, playing disc golf, or working tirelessly on applications to combined PhD/DVM programs.