Photo of Dr. H. Scott Hurd

Scott Hurd is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Food Risk Modeling and Policy Laboratory at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, Iowa. He served as Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety at the USDA in 2008. In this position he directed all federal meat and poultry inspection. He has been at Iowa State since 2004, after 12 years in the USDA Ag Research Service, Ames IA, and the NAHMS, National Animal Health Monitoring System in Ft Collins, CO.