Dr. Laura H. Kahn is a physician and research scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. In April 2006, she published Confronting Zoonoses, Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine in Emerging Infectious Diseases, which helped launch the One Health Initiative (http://www.onehealthinitiative.com) which seeks to improve the health of all species by increasing communication and collaboration between human, animal, and environmental health specialists. She writes online columns for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (http://thebulletin.org/bio/laura-h-kahn). She is the author of Who’s in Charge? Leadership during epidemics, bioterror attacks, and other public health crises published in 2009 by Praeger Security International. Her second book, One Health and the Politics of Antibiotic Resistance, was published in June 2016 by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Princeton University awarded her course, “Hogs, Bats, and Ebola: An Introduction to One Health policy,” with a 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.
She is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and received a Laureate Award in 2007 from the New Jersey Chapter for her efforts to ban smoking in public places in New Jersey. In 2010, the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) awarded her with an honorary diploma for her work in One Health. In 2014, she received a Presidential Award for Meritorious Service from the American Association of Public Health Physicians, and in 2016, the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society awarded her with their highest honor: the K.F. Meyer/James H. Steele Gold-Headed Cane Award.