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Lessons Learned From the Stakeholder Engagement in Research: Application of Spatial Analytical Tools in One Health Problems

Investigation article published in Frontiers in veterinary science

May 13rd, 2020

Stakeholder engagement in research is widely advocated as a tool to integrate diverse knowledge and perspectives in the management of health threats while addressing potential conflicts of interest. Although guidelines for stakeholder engagement exist in public health and environmental sciences, the feasibility of actionable decisions based on scientific analyses and the lessons learned from the stakeholder engagement in the process co-creation of knowledge have been rarely discussed in One Health literature and veterinary sciences. Risk maps and risk regionalization using spatiotemporal epidemiological/analytical tools are known to improve risk perception and communication. Risk maps are useful when informing policy and management decisions on quarantine, vaccination, and surveillance intended to prevent or control threats to human, animal, or environmental health interface (i.e., One Health). We hypothesized that researcher-stakeholder engagement throughout the research process could enhance the utility of risk maps; while identifying opportunities to improve data collection, analysis, interpretation, and, ultimately, implementation of scientific/evidence-based management and policy measures. Three case studies were conducted to test this process of co-creation of scientific knowledge, using spatiotemporal epidemiological approaches, all related to One Health problems affecting Minnesota. Our interpretation of the opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned from the process are summarized from both researcher and stakeholder perspectives. By sharing our experience we intend to provide an understanding of the expectations, realizations, and “good practices” we learned through this slow-moving iterative process of co-creation of knowledge. We hope this contribution benefits the planning of future transdisciplinary research related to risk map-based management of One Health problems




Kanankege K., Phelps NBD., Vesterinen HM., Errecaborde KM., Alvarez J., Bender J., Wells SJ. and Perez AM.




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Participants:

University of MinnesotaDepartment of Veterinary Population Medicine. College of Veterinary Medicine. University of Minnesota (UMM).

University of MinnesotaDepartment of Fisheries. Wildlife and Conservation Biology. University of Minnesota (UMM).

University of MinnesotaMinnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. University of Minnesota (UMM).

Universidad ComplutenseCentro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

University of MinnesotaEnvironmental Health Sciences. School of Public Health. University of Minnesota (UMM).







Frontiers in veterinary science
FACTOR YEAR Q
2.245 2019

NLMID: 101666658

PMID: 32478109

ISSN: 2297-1769



TITLE: Lessons Learned From the Stakeholder Engagement in Research: Application of Spatial Analytical Tools in One Health Problems


JOURNAL: Front Vet Sci


NUMERACIÓN: 7:254


AÑO: 2020


PUBLISHER: Lausanne : Frontiers Media S.A


AUTHORS: Kanankege K., Phelps NBD., Vesterinen HM., Errecaborde KM., Alvarez J., Bender J., Wells SJ. and Perez AM.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


Julio Álvarez Sánchez

DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.3389/fvets.2020.00254


CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Kanankege K., Phelps NBD., Vesterinen HM., Errecaborde KM., Alvarez J., Bender J., Wells SJ. and Perez AM. Lessons Learned From the Stakeholder Engagement in Research: Application of Spatial Analytical Tools in One Health Problems. Frontiers in veterinary science. 7:254. 2020. (A). ISSN: 2297-1769. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00254