Dr. Christine Hoang was named the 2013 Food Safety Veterinarian of the Year by the American Association of Food Safety Veterinarians this past August in recognition of her dedication, service, and accomplishments in food safety nationally and globally.
Currently, Dr. Hoang is an assistant director of the AVMA Scientific Activities Division, where she provides technical and scientific expertise for policy development, advocacy, and regulatory and legislative initiatives. Her key areas of responsibility include issues involving public health and food safety as well as zoonotic disease and antimicrobial resistance. Additionally, she serves as staff support for the AVMA Food Safety Advisory Committee and the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Hoang received both her DVM and MPH degrees from the University of Minnesota and is certified by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. While at the AVMA, she has served on the planning committee for the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, has served on the board of directors and several committees of the U.S. Animal Health Association, and has participated on behalf of the AVMA as part of the U.S. delegation to the Codex Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance.