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External Advisory Board member spotlight: Lonnie King

Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, ACVPM, is currently academy professor and dean emeritus of the College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University. He has served as dean for two colleges here at Ohio State and is a leader in both agriculture and public health. Most recently, he was the interim dean for the College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State and he served as Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University from 2009-2015.

He also served as the Executive Dean for the seven health science colleges at Ohio State. Before becoming a dean at Ohio State, he was the Director of the National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne and Enteric Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. King also served as the country’s chief veterinary officer for five years and as former administrator of the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Services (APHIS).

He is now serving on the Presidential Advisory Council to Combat Antibiotic Resistance as vice-chair and sits on numerous private and non-profit boards.

King’s scientific expertise and interests include: One Health, emerging zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance, food safety and global health.