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William D. Hueston

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GIFSL Endowed Chair

Contact Information:
Phone: 612-625-8709
Email: huest001@umn.edu

School of Public Health:  www.sph.umn.edu

College of Veterinary Medicine: www.cvm.umn.edu  


B.A. University of Virginia, 1976
D.V.M. The Ohio State University, 1980
M.S. The Ohio State University, 1980
Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 1985

Board Certification:
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, 1985
Epidemiology Specialty, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, 1987

Research Interests

  • Leadership training
  • Strengthening food supply systems globally
  • Epidemiology of zoonoses (diseases affecting both humans and other animals)
  • Risk analysis (hazard identification, risk assessment, risk management, risk communication)
  • Animal health monitoring and disease surveillance
  • Animal and public health policy formulation at the local, state, national, and international levels

Instructional areas

  • Global Food Systems Leadership
  • Food safety
  • Risk communication including media relations
  • Epidemiology
  • Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies


For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and Google Scholar.

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation, University of Minnesota Foundation, 2008.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Association of American Veterinary Colleges (AAVMC), 2008. 
  • Community Partner Award, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2006.
  • Gold-head Cane Award, The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society, 2005.
  • Charles N. Hewitt Creative Teaching Award, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2005.
  • American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Distinguished Diplomate Award, 2004.
  • 2003 Distinguished Alumni, The Ohio State University, 2003.
  • Special Recognition Award (CWD), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 2003.
  • Service Award, Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, 2002.
  • Team Service Award (CWD), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 2002.
  • Service Award, Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, 2001.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001.
  • 2000 Distinguished Veterinarian: For standards of excellence and dedicated service to the profession of veterinary medicine, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, 2000.
  • Regional Distinguished Team Award for "Science on the Cutting Edge", National Honorary Extension Fraternity, 1999.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, 1999.
  • Honorary Diplomate, The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society, 1998.
  • National Academy of Practice, Distinguished Practitioner in Veterinary Medicine, 1997.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for contributions toward maintaining access of U.S. poultry in the Russian market and creating a more cooperative relationship with the Russian poultry industry, presented by Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman, March, 1997.
  • Outstanding Performance Cash Awards, USDA:APHIS, Veterinary Services, 1991, 1994, and 1995.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, USDA:FSIS, Animal Production Food Safety, 1995.
  • Mayor's Award for improving the quality of life for persons with disabilities, Group Award to Multiple Sclerosis peer counselors, 1993.
  • Dr. Daniel E. Salmon Award for exemplary achievement in Federal Veterinary Medicine, USDA, and Cash Award from the National Association of Federal Veterinarians, 1992.
  • President's Award, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, 1991.
  • Who's Who in Veterinary Science and Medicine, 1991-1992 Edition.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, 1990.
  • Meritorious Service Award, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, 1985.
  • Phi Zeta, Veterinary Honor Society, 1979.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, National Honor Society, 1976



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