Iowa State University, Center for Food Security and Public Health
James Roth, DVM, PhD, DACVM
Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health
Director, Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics
2156 College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. James Roth is the Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa. He is the Director of the Center for Food Security and Public Health and the Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics. Dr. Roth’s primary area of research expertise is immunity to infectious diseases of food producing animals, emphasizing evaluation of T cell mediated immunity. He has led the development of a course on Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals which is used by students at all of the US Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and has been translated into Spanish for use in Latin America. He has authored or co-authored over 150 publications in refereed journals. Dr. Roth has contributed 33 chapters to monographs, and has edited 12 monographs and one textbook. He has served as the major or co-major professor for 49 MS and PhD students. Dr. Roth received the Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award from the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists and the Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist Award from the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. He has testified before Congress on biosecurity preparedness and efforts to address bioterrorism and agroterrorism. Dr. Roth currently serves on the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. Dr. Roth received his PhD (1981) and MS (1979) degrees in veterinary microbiology from Iowa State University, and his DVM (1975) also from Iowa State University. He is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM).
Danelle Bickett-Weddle, DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM
2176 College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Bickett-Weddle received a BS degree in Animal Science from South Dakota State University in 1995 and her DVM from Iowa State University in 1999. She practiced as a veterinarian before joining Land O’ Lakes Farmland Feed as a dairy field nutritionist and technical services manager in 2000. In that position, she provided consultation to dairy producers in South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa until late 2002 when she returned to ISU to work for the CFSPH. She received her MPH from the University of Iowa in December 2003 and her practicum was focused on musculoskeletal disorders in dairy producers. She became a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 2006 and earned a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine in 2009 focused on biological risk management practices on dairy operations. Since 2004, she has been the Associate Director for the Center for Food Security and Public Health. In that role, Bickett-Weddle manages projects focused on cattle health including the development of a Secure Milk Supply Plan and Secure Beef Supply Plan, FMD training materials, and ISU’s Biological Risk Management program. She managed development of the content for the USDA-APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation Program for over 10 years. Dr. Bickett-Weddle has teaching responsibilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine at ISU (biosecurity, dairy production medicine) as well as the College of Public Health at UI (emergency preparedness and disease prevention). She has been invited to give presentations throughout the U.S. and Mexico about the Secure Milk Supply Plan, the Secure Beef Supply Plan, agroterrorism awareness, and implementing biological risk management practices on cattle operations.
Molly Lee, DVM, MPH
2170 College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Lee received a BS in Animal Science from Michigan State University in 2009, a DVM from Iowa State University in 2014, an MPH from the University of Iowa in 2017. She spent one year in private mixed animal practice in Washington, Kansas, before returning to Iowa. In her current role at the Center for Food Security and Public Health, Dr. Lee uses her background in dairy and beef production medicine to assist in development of cattle projects, including the Secure Milk Supply and Secure Beef Supply, as well as other projects at the Center.
University of California, Davis
Pam Hullinger, DVM, MPVM, DACVPM
Academic Administrator, California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab
Pam Hullinger is a 1990 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a residency in large animal internal medicine in 1996 and a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She was in large animal/dairy private practice in the Petaluma, CA area for 3 years, then completed her internal medicine residency at UC Davis, spent 10 years as a veterinary medical officer with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 5 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as the Director Food and Agricultural Security, and worked on the SMS Plan for Continuity of Business and FMD vaccination strategy planning until 2015. In addition to her clinical and epidemiological expertise, she has foreign animal disease experience including working in the United Kingdom as part the effort to control the Foot and Mouth Diease (FMD) epidemic of 2001 and working on the eradication of Exotic Newcastle disease (END) from southern California in 2002-2003. She served as the Director of the UC Davis Large Animal Clinic prior to becoming the Lab Director at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab.
Western Institute for Food Safety and Security
Mike Payne, DVM, PhD
Dairy Outreach Coordinator
Western Institute for Food Safety and Security
Dr. Michael Payne is a researcher and outreach coordinator at the Western Institute of Food Safety and Security (WIFSS) a center within the University of California’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Holding doctorates in both veterinary medicine and toxicology, Dr. Payne has worked as a veterinarian in extension, academics and private practice. He is Director of the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program, an industry, academic regulatory partnership which promotes the health and welfare of livestock, consumers and the environment through outreach, education and research.
Bennie Osburn, BS, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Director of Outreach and Extension
Western Institute for Food Safety and Security
Dr. Bennie I. Osburn is Dean Emeritus of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Pathology and currently Director of Outreach and Training at the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security (WIFSS) at UC Davis. His primary research interests have been infectious diseases of livestock, developmental immunology and food safety which has resulted in 285 refereed publications, numerous book chapters and edited two books. He has held faculty positions at Oklahoma State University and UC Davis as well as a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Medical School. Dr. Osburn has contributed Lectures in 50 countries and served as a consultant to FAO, chaired an OIE Symposium on Bluetongue and Related Orbiviruses over the course of his career. His career as an academic included 20 years as Associate Dean for Research and 15 years as Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. During this tenure he established 30 Centers and Institutes of Excellence in the School. He also served as Interim Executive Director for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, prior to his current position at WIFSS. Over the course of his career he served as major professor for 50 MS and PhD graduate students. Dr. Osburn has been a Distinguished Member and President of the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists, and the American College of Veterinary Pathologists; and, President of the Conference for Research Workers in Animal Diseases, as well as President of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. Current efforts in addition to the SMS include a grant with FDA developing the National Curriculum Standards for the Integrated Food Safety System. He has taken the lead on planning and development of a Joint Nanjing Agricultural University and UC Davis One Health for Food Safety Center to be located in Nanjing, China, that utilizes the One Health approach for addressing food safety issues in China.
University of Minnesota, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
Timothy J. Goldsmith, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Assistant Clinical Professor, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
1988 Fitch Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Dr. Goldsmith received a BS degree in Animal Science from University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 1996 and a DVM from the University of Minnesota in 2001. Dr. Goldsmith was in private practice, practicing food animal medicine with an emphasis on beef and dairy cattle in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota until 2006, after which he joined the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) at the University of Minnesota completing a resident in Veterinary Public Health in 2007 and joining as a faculty member. Dr. Goldsmith completed his Master of Public Health degree in 2008 and became a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 2010. In his current role with the CAHFS, Dr. Goldsmith works on projects related to emergency response planning and continuity of business issues, as well as various public health related projects. With the UMN College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Goldsmith has teaching responsibilities in the areas of veterinary public health and food animal production systems, specifically beef production medicine.
Kristen Johnson, DVM, MS
Dr. Kristen Johnson received a BA degree in MCD Biology from the University of Colorado (1982), her DVM from Colorado State University (1986) and a MS in environmental health and toxicology from Colorado State University (1998). Her master’s thesis focused on determination of environmental contaminant levels in neonatal fur seals from the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. Dr. Johnson worked as a small animal practitioner for 6 years in Colorado, followed by work for Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation and Foster Environmental Sciences for 8 years as a human health and ecological risk assessor. The risk projects included assessments of Superfund Hazardous Waste Sites for the Department of Defense, US Fish and Wildlife Service, NASA, the state of Texas and private clients. Dr. Johnson worked for the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) at the University of Minnesota as a risk analyst from 2009-2015. During her tenure, she completed two proactive risk assessments for movement of raw milk for the SMS Plan: Baseline Risk Assessment and the Risk Assessment with the Biosecurity Performance Standards.
USDA National Preparedness and Incident Coordination Center (NPIC)
USDA Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH)