Steven A. Osofsky

Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health and Health Policy
Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact Information

A2-226 Animal Health Diagnostic Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 253-3856

Steven A. Osofsky

Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health and Health Policy
Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Expertise

Wildlife health and health policy, One Health, and Planetary Health—using a health lens to help mitigate conflicts at the wildlife/livestock/human health and livelihoods interface

Current Research Interests

Conservation of free-ranging wildlife; deeply intertwined relationships among sustainable conservation, system resilience, economic development, and human health and well-being; developing and helping to apply science-based policy guidance to address challenges at the interface of wildlife, agriculture and other types of land use, and people—current efforts include the AHEAD (Animal & Human Health for the Environment And Development) Program and the Planetary Health Alliance

Distinction

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Diplomacy Fellow
The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health Commissioner
Founder of Animal & Human Health for the Environment And Development (AHEAD)

Selected Publications

Thomson, Gavin R., Mary-Louise Penrith, Mark W. Atkinson, Shirley J. Atkinson, Dermot Cassidy, and Steven A. Osofsky. “Balancing Livestock Production and Wildlife Conservation in and around Southern Africa's Transfrontier Conservation Areas.” Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 60, no. 6 (2013): 492–506.

Myers, Samuel S., Lynne Gaffikin, Christopher D. Golden, Richard S. Ostfeld, Kent H. Redford, Taylor H. Ricketts, Will R. Turner, and Steven A. Osofsky. “Human Health Impacts of Ecosystem Alteration.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110, no. 47 (2013): 18753-18760.

Cornell Research Website Article

Cattle, Conservation, and Collaboration