Meredith Barrett is currently a PhD student in the Program in Ecology at Duke University, an interdisciplinary program between the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Biology Department at Duke. Her research interests originally focused on wildlife disease ecology, but have grown to address the interconnectedness of wildlife, ecosystem and human health with a One Health perspective. More specifically, she is investigating how environmental factors and human development around protected areas influence lemur health throughout Madagascar. She hopes this research will assist both conservation and public health planning in Madagascar in the future (fieldwork blog). She is conducting this work in collaboration with the St. Louis Zoo's Wildcare Institute, the Duke Lemur Center and the Madagascar Fauna Group. To further her connection with global health issues, Meredith also co-coordinates the Duke Global Health Working Group and is involved with the One Health Intellectual Exchange group, both of which bring students from several disciplines from Duke, UNC, and NC State together to learn about and discuss local and global health issues. In her spare time Meredith enjoys being outside-- running, hiking, biking, gardening and traveling.