Skip to main content

Off the Bench Podcast: Understanding Emerging Zoonotic Diseases on a Global Scale with Dr. Tracey Goldstein


One major driving force to viral spillover from wildlife to humans is human behavior. A one health approach includes various countries, stakeholders, and capacity building to create a global foundation that will prevent future outbreaks. Prevention requires a community effort by educating the global teams involved in the project and educating the affected residents without provoking fear.


Upon completion of this self-study course, participants will be able to:
  • Define the variables that influence a viral spillover from wildlife to humans.
  • Relate how a one health approach to study emerging zoonotic diseases linked coronavirus diversity to bat diversity.
  • Distinguish the purpose of broad surveillance from focused surveillance and their outcomes.


This self-study is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hours and one (1) Florida credit hours in the area General (General) will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.


Dr. Tracey Goldstein, PhD Associate Director at One Health Institute Laboratory, U.C. Davis. Dr. Goldstein oversees the One Health Institute Laboratory and developed the Marine Ecosystem Health Diagnostic and Surveillance Laboratory in 2007. Dr. Goldstein is Co-Principal Investigator on the USAID-funded PREDICT project and leads the pathogen detection and laboratory capacity-building objectives for the project. She is a member of the NOAA Fisheries Working Group on Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events and continues to study diseases in marine mammals and other wildlife populations. 


This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.


Amman, B. R., Bird, B. H., Bakar, I. A., Bangura, J., Schuh, A. J., Johnny, J., et al. (2020). Isolation of Angola-like Marburg virus from Egyptian rousette bats from West Africa. Nature Communications.

Anthony, S. J., Johnson, C. K., Greig, D. J., Kramer, S., Che, X., Wells, H., et al. (2017). Global patterns in coronavirus diversity. Virus Evolution