The One Health UCD research theme was established in 2016 to coalesce expertise into a critical mass, the long term goal of which will be to enable translation into socio-political change and health benefits for humans, animals and the environment. In UCD we have chosen to focus our efforts on the areas of Infectious Disease and Comparative Medicine.


In 2018 the existing partnership between University of California, Davis and University College Dublin was given a huge boost through the support of the world's leading animal health company, Zoetis. This support gave rise to an opportunity for the creation of a UC Dublin - UC Davis (UCD2) Transatlantic One Health Alliance which aims to advance the health of animals, people and the environment in a unique transatlantic manner by promoting innovative research collaborations that address global societal needs.