We research public health
The ACHEEV team talks about their research into public health and infectious disease
Chris Degeling [00:00:02] Part of our work attitude is focused on how best to manage the risks and harms infectious diseases like influenza, tuberculosis and rabies. These types of risks raise different issues and can require different modes of thinking and acting by policymakers, practitioners and by citizens. Infectious diseases do not just affect individuals, but spread within populations and even between species.
Julie Hall [00:00:26] This means that sometimes the needs and interests of infected individuals and the broader community can be in conflict. But this requires the public to accept some loss of privacy to improve public health surveillance.
Chris Degeling [00:00:38] At the same time, climate change and economic development are increasing the risk of infectious diseases carried by other species. We want to know what policy measures and interventions citizens are willing to accept in order to protect themselves and others from infectious diseases. In the laboratory, on a farm, on a train across our shared environment, we need to understand what people hold to be important and the values they believe should guide and inform infectious disease policy ACHEEV is part of that conversation.