Faculty

Antonia Apolinario-Wilcoxon, MIM, EdD, Community Relations Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN

Anne M. Barry, JD, MPH, Senior Researcher, Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions; Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Jeffrey Bender, DVM, MS, Professor, School of Public Health, Director, Co-Director, Adjunct, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, USAID One Health Workforce Project, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Jerica M. Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Vice Chair for Research, Healthy Eating and Activity across the Lifespan (HEAL) Center, Associate Director, Citizen Professional Center, University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Jennifer Breen, MS Ed, MPH, Professional Chef, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute, University of Minnesota

Imee Cambanero, MPH, Director of Impact – Analysis, Evaluation and Learning, The Minneapolis Foundation

Kate Carlson, MS, Spatial Technology Consultant, U-Spatial, Research Computing, University of Minnesota

Kaylee Myhre Errecaborde, DVM, Instructor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota

Ann Fallon, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Buddy Ferguson, Risk Communication Consultant, St. Paul, MN

Linda Bane Frizzell, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

LaRone Greer, MSW, Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN

Timothy Hanson, PhD, Senior Principal Statistician, Medtronic, St. Paul, MN

Craig W. Hedberg, PhD, Professor, Co-Director, Minnesota Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence,Division of Environmental Health Sciences and Chair, Public Health Practice Major, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Wendy Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor Emerita, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Elizabeth Hutchinson Kruger, MPH, Evaluation Officer, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, Minneapolis, MN

Lillian McDonald, MA, Managing Director, ERS (Emergency Response Systems), Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN

Stephanie Meyer, MPH, Epidemiologist Senior, Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne, and Zoonotic Diseases Section, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

Benjamin Miller, PhD, MPH, RS, Senior Director, Food Safety, The Acheson Group, Minneapolis, MN

Amy Pekol, PhD, Researcher, Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota

Andres M. Perez, DVM, PhD, Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine; Endowed Chair of Global Animal Health and Food Safety; Director, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety — OIE collaborating center, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Cheryl Petersen-Kroeber, Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

Carolyn Porta, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, SANE-A, Associate Professor, Director of Global Health, School of Nursing, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Carrie Rigdon, PhD, MPH, Acting Assistant Division Director, Food and Feed Safety Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, St. Paul, MN

Cheryl L. Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Professor, Chair, Population Health and Systems Cooperative Unit, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota

Innocent Rwego, PhD, MS, BVM, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, UMN, Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Makerere University; Regional Technical Lead, USAID RESPOND, East Congo Basin Office, Kampala, Uganda

Fernando Sampedro, PhD, MS, Researcher, Division of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Joni Scheftel, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, State Public Health Veterinarian and Supervisor, Zoonotic Diseases Unit, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN; Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Kelly Searle, PhD, ScM, Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Kate Shafto, MD, FAAP, FACP CTropMed, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Minnesota.

Carolyn Sheridan, RN, BSN Founder, President Ag Health and Safety Alliance

Rebecca Shlafer, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Lucy Slater, MPH, Director, Global Program

Kirk E. Smith, DVM, MS, PhD, Manager, Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne and Zoonotic Disease Section, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota; Adjunct Faculty, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

M. Kumi Smith, PhD, MPIA, Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

William A. Toscano Jr., PhD, MS, Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Benjamin Warren, PhD, Director, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Land O’Lakes, Arden Hills, MN

Katherine Waters, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Program Director, Executive Program in Public Health Practice, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Scott J. Wells, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, Director, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Julian Wolfson, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Joel Wu, JD, MPH, MA, Fellow, Clinical Ethics Department, Children’s Minnesota; Senior Lecturer, Senior Fellow, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota; Affiliate Faculty, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota

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