Join us this Thursday for the Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn!
This week’s ENVS Lunch & Learn is with Marieke Rosenbaum, a Research Assistant Professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University. Her academic and research interests are focused on health and disease in the context of human-animal relationships. More info here.
Description of the Presentation: Ownership of backyard chickens is increasing in urban areas across the nation, and the greater Boston area is no exception. Interactions between family members and chickens are frequent as these birds are often considered pets as well as egg producers. However, little attention is given to public health and bio security concerns that may be associated with backyard chicken ownership. In this study we use a One Health approach, integrating veterinary medicine and environmental health epidemiology, to understand public health risks such as exposure to lead and Salmonella that may be associated with urban poultry ownership in the greater Boston area. The capacity to understand this dynamic human-poultry-environment relationship amid a burgeoning industry will strengthen our ability to make husbandry and safe handling recommendations that can be evaluated and instituted through the engagement of local community stakeholders and leaders.
If you can’t make it to the Rabb Room, watch it live here!
TIE is a proud sponsor of the Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn lecture series.
Every week during the academic year, ENVS features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond the curriculum, meet other faculty and students and network with the speakers. See a full list of the upcoming speakers here!
Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are welcome to attend.
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