Research Project Assistant
"There are multiple factors that can contribute to the decline of species, such as environmental, human behavior, invasive species and/or zoonotic diseases. "One Health" is an understanding that we are all affected by one another: the environment affects animals, animals affect people, and people affect the environment. In order to solve the issues threatening humans and animals, a collaboration of global knowledge from multiple scientific disciplines are needed to contribute to the solution. I am very excited to be working at EcoHealth Alliance and contribute my knowledge and skills for impactful scientific research using a "One Health" approach."
Jamie Cooksey has joined EcoHealth Alliance as a Research Project Assistant on the “Reducing Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Avian Influenza (AI)” project. She is enthusiastic to work on projects that focus on a One Health approach to understand modifiable risk factors that can prevent the transmission of zoonoses in the Middle East.
Prior to joining EcoHealth Alliance, Jamie earned a Master’s of Research degree in Animal Health and Welfare from Nottingham Trent University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from Iowa State University. She has over three years of experience working in multiple zoological facilities learning about animal health and nutrition, and educating the public on the importance of conservation for threatened and endangered species. The knowledge that she has gained from her previous experiences has concreted her passion for epidemiology and her desire to understand how the implementation of preventative measures can prevent the transmission of zoonoses and aid in the reintroduction of species.