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Liz VanWormer

Assistant Professor & One Health Coordinator

Liz focuses on diverse health issues at the interface of humans, animals (both domestic and wild), and the environment in the U.S. and East Africa. As an epidemiologist, she integrates animal and human disease surveillance, molecular epidemiology, and spatial methods to investigate environmental change and zoonotic disease transmission. Using a One Health approach, Liz works with students, interdisciplinary researchers, and local stakeholders, linking diverse tools and perspectives to address complex health challenges. For the past 8 years, Liz has collaborated on One Health projects in Tanzania ranging from studies of viral transmission from wildlife to people in areas with high levels of human-wildlife interaction to community-based research on connections among livestock herd health, human nutrition, and household livelihoods of rural pastoralist communities.

Contact
Email: liz.vanwormer@unl.edu

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Louise Lynch-O'Brien

Assistant Professor of Insect Biology / Insect Science Program Coordinator

Louise is an insect biologist that focuses on educational and behavioral interactions between insects, humans and the environment. She blends social sciences with entomology and utilizes qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and community-based participatory research to explore these interactions, often using community science, science communication and science education as stages. Louise coordinates and advises for the Insect Science undergraduate program at UNL. She infuses One Health principles into the courses she teaches, including Insect Biology (ENTO 115), Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World (SCIL 101), Experiential Learning in Entomology Research / Teaching / Extension (ENTO 395), Aquatic Insects (ENTO 402/802) and Medical Entomology (ENTO 415/815).

Contact
Email: llynchobrien@unl.edu

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Abbey Snyder

One Health Web & Graphics Designer

Abbey enjoys working for Nebraska One Health, because it allows her to combine her love for animals and nature with her art and design skills. She maintains the Nebraska One Health website, designs outreach materials, and helps in the planning stakeholder meetings and outreach events. Aside from Nebraska One Health, she also designs for a number of other programs around UNL including: Nebraska Regional Food Systems Initiative, Nebraska Double Up Food Bucks, UNL Wildlife Damage Management, UNL Herpetology, and the Birth Defects and Water Study. Under the direction from Liz, Abbey was also involved in created an illustrated manual for pastoralists in Tanzania. Many of her projects can be seen on her website, asnyderarts.com

Contact
Email: asnyder@unl.edu