Krishna Parikh ’
Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Global Health Communications Intern
One Health Trust (OHT) was previously recognized as the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy. The renaming emphasizes the importance of One Health and the interconnectedness between humans, animals, and the environment in solving public and global health issues. I assisted with this transition through image processing, compression, and search engine optimization. I also contributed to communications by writing weekly digest posts that provided an overview of health updates. My knowledge on antimicrobial resistance grew, as I wrote a summary on its status in Africa and helped summarize tables for a continental summary on the subject. I researched regenerative agriculture and compiled information on companies and organizations adopting the practice in Nepal and India. I reached out to these organizations to gain information on their specific agricultural techniques in order to develop a better understanding of sustainability efforts in such areas. Overall, the internship opened my eyes to the amount of behind-the-scenes work that is necessary to allow a group like OHT to function. I am now more assured of my interest in public health and policy, especially computational epidemiology.
One Health Trust (OHT)
Ramanan Laxminarayan, Founder and Director, OHT, Senior Research Scholar, High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University; Erta Kalanxhi, Research Fellow, OHT; Geetanjali Kapoor, Head of South Asia, OHT; Siddhi Lama, Science Communications Associate; Samantha Serrano, Science Communications Manager, OHT