At Tufts University, innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration are the foundations of discovery and the university’s world-class researchers push boundaries and ask questions that take global knowledge to the next level. STOP Spillover leverages expertise from across Tufts’ schools in infectious disease forecasting, surveillance, prevention, and eradication; food and water safety and risk reduction; social and behavior change; global health diplomacy; and One Health programming and education. The Tufts schools and centers engaged in STOP Spillover include the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University School of Medicine, The Fletcher School, the Feinstein International Center, and the School of Engineering.
AFROHUN (Africa One Health University Network) works to transform the training environment in universities to equip the next-generation workforce to address epidemics, pandemics, and complex health challenges. AFROHUN designs multidisciplinary experiential learning training programs, helps to re-tool teachers and trainers, and educates communities about the transmission of zoonotic and infectious diseases, all while engaging national and sub-national governments in integrating One Health into strategic planning and national policy.
SEAOHUN (Southeast Asia One Health University Network) is a network of universities in Southeast Asian countries working to develop a resilient and competent One Health workforce by leveraging the education, research, and training excellence of member universities. SEAOHUN also partners with national, international, and non-governmental organizations to prevent, detect, and respond to hazards and emerging threats.
icddr,b, one of the world’s leading global health research institutions, develops and shares knowledge for global lifesaving solutions. In its work on infectious diseases, other threats to public health, and methods of healthcare, icddr,b focuses on solving public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries through innovative research. For STOP Spillover, icddr,b brings expertise in public health interventions in resource-poor settings.
Right Track Africa (RTA) provides technical support in areas such as outcome mapping, situational analyses, monitoring and evaluation, and performance evaluation. RTA works primarily in agriculture and natural resources management in eastern, central, and southern Africa. In STOP Spillover, RTA leads the planning and evaluation of the outcome mapping process as it relates to stakeholder engagement and gap analysis.
JSI Research & Training Institute (JSI) is a global public health consulting firm that focuses on advancing the global public health agenda through gender-sensitive development approaches that galvanize countries, communities, families, and individuals to advance their skills and create lasting solutions to their priority health and development challenges. For STOP Spillover, JSI brings expertise in strengthening health information systems, social and behavior change, measurement, evaluation and learning, and strategic operational support.
Tetra Tech strives to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the world’s poorest nations. Tetra Tech’s innovative, sustainable solutions help to address challenges related to water, the environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. In STOP Spillover, the organization brings multisectoral approaches to wildlife and climate risk management, agriculture and land use, risk forecasting, and institutional and private sector partnerships.
University of Washington Institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication (IRARC) focuses on improving the scientific basis for risk analysis and risk communication and to translate findings into effective education and intervention programs. For STOP Spillover, IRARC will strengthen country capacity to understand, monitor, and analyze the risk of spillover, amplification, and spread.
University of Glasgow Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health, and Comparative Medicine focuses on quantitative infectious disease ecology, especially as it applies to zoonotic pathogens. The Institute brings zoonotic pathogen ecology and mathematical modeling to STOP Spillover and will work with Country Teams to design and implement studies to assess spillover interventions.
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) brings expertise in disease ecology, quantitative epidemiology, study design, and field methods. For STOP Spillover, UCLA will strengthen country capacity to understand, monitor, and analyze the risk of spillover, amplification, and spread and the impact of risk reductions.
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is committed to advancing research and addressing medical challenges across the world, including collaborating with scientists and public health experts to address important needs in developing countries. The Broad Institute contributes innovative pathogen detection to STOP Spillover and will prepare stakeholders to apply its rapid technology for performing surveillance in humans, wildlife, and domestic animals.
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Global Center for Health Security (GCHS) specializes in biopreparedness, infectious disease risk management, education, and clinical care. The Center develops capacity and capability for clinical operations for health security, leveraging research, education and training, and technical performance. GCHS brings to STOP Spillover expertise in sentinel case management for high-consequence pathogens.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is an international team dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. In STOP Spillover, HOT focuses on providing map data applied to disaster management, risk reduction and humanitarian aid. It will also strengthen the capacity of people to map their local community.
Internews empowers people worldwide with the high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions and participate in their communities. It specializes in local media engagement and professional and citizen-generated news, social media, and survey data. With an active presence in all countries, Internews’ STOP Spillover efforts focus on raising awareness, diffusing knowledge, and media capacity development for vulnerable and marginalized communities.