At least 60% of human infections arise following a complex interaction between humans, animals and the environment. Unfortunately, most studies focus on either the human, animal or environment aspects, neglecting the benefits of a comprehensive approach to control diseases. This Chair will combine advanced epidemiological and biostatistical methods with biotechnological tools to concurrently study these three aspects. Parasitic zoonoses are of special interest because they often involve several hosts and require time in the environment to spread, but other infectious agents are also of interest. It is expected that this Chair will result in the development of evidence-based control strategies to reduce the burden of zoonoses in Canada and globally.