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Princeton Research Scholar Addresses Physicians, Farmers and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance
Laura Kahn, research scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, will use a One Health approach to discuss the history, politics, economics and science of antibiotic use and resistance in humans and livestock. She will speak at 1 p.m., March 3, in the Experimental Sciences Building, room 120.

In 2006, the Europeans banned all non-therapeutic antibiotic use in livestock. The outcomes of that ban will be presented and contrasted with U.S. data.

Kahn, a physician, holds a B.S. degree in nursing from UCLA, an M.D. from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is a recipient of the New Jersey Chapter’s Laureate Award. In 2010, the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society awarded her with an honorary diploma for her work in One Health. In 2014, she received a Presidential Award for Meritorious Service from the American Association of Public Health Physicians.

In April 2006, Kahn published Confronting Zoonoses, Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases. That publication helped launch the One Health Initiative. In 2010 and 2011, she taught, “When Cows go Crazy: The Inextricable Links between Human and Animal Health,” to Princeton University freshman. She is the author of “Who’s in Charge? Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises” published in 2009 by Praeger Security International. She writes regular online columns for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and has published in many peer-reviewed journals. She is currently writing a book about the politics of antimicrobial resistance using a One Health approach.