One Health Speaker - Dr. James A. Roth

Dr. James A. Roth

Dr. James A. Roth is a Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Director of the ISU Center for Food Security and Public Health, Executive Director of the Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics, and Adjunct Professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa. He is a member of the council of advisors for the One Health Commission. He received the DVM (1975) and PhD (1981) degrees from ISU.  Dr. Roth currently focuses on Secure Food Supply projects; working with state and federal officials and industry in planning for optimal responses to transboundary and emerging diseases that threaten the food supply or public health. Dr. Roth received the Public Service Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the USDA APHIS Administrator’s award for lifetime achievements in animal health. He has testified before Congress on biosecurity preparedness, on efforts to address bioterrorism and agroterrorism, and on the need for vaccines for foreign animal diseases. Dr. Roth served on the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity since its inception in 2005 until 2014.