One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
She also establishes and fosters long-term collaborative relationships and partnerships with key opinion leaders and subject matter experts in academia, government, the private sector and industry. In addition, she actively participates on boards, working groups, and scientific review committees to meet relevant objectives related to scientific initiatives, research efforts, and programs to foster innovation.
Dr. Howden is a veterinary doctor with a master’s degree in Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Deborah is an intrapreneur-oriented professional who brings a diverse background in animal health, wildlife conservation, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Throughout her career, she has led teams for success, executed continuing medical education projects, and developed information dissemination strategies for key stakeholders in her industry. As a One Health advocate, Deborah actively participates in global movements in One Health and Planetary Health.
Currently, she is part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals researching climate change and the loss of biodiversity in Iberian America from a One Health approach.
Deborah is a veterinarian (Chile) and Bachelor of Environmental Public Health with postgraduate studies in sales, business administration and knowledge mobilization (ongoing).