Contact Information

Phone: 517-353-1683


Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
4125 Beaumont RD BLDG 0215, Room 201H
Lansing, MI 48910


  • DVM, Small Animal Medicine, University of California-Davis
  • PhD, Comparative Pathology, University of California-Davis
  • MS, Disease Ecology and Population Biology, University of Virginia
  • BA, Psychology, University of Virginia

Honors and Awards

  • Young Alumna Award, UC Davis Alumni Association, 2021
  • Market and Regulatory Program Undersecretary's Award, USDA, 2020
  • Administrator's Award, USDA APHIS, 2020
  • Meritorious Honor Award for Service, West Africa Ebola Outbreak, US State Department, 2015
  • Charles C. Shepard Award in Laboratory Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011

Dr. Dodd is an internationally recognized expert in laboratory diagnostics and outbreak response for emerging infectious diseases. While director of the USDA APHIS reference laboratory for foreign animal diseases, she expanded U.S. preparedness to rapidly detect high consequence animal diseases and developed a nationwide graduate training program to train new laboratory diagnosticians. Dodd also has worked extensively in Africa to strengthen laboratory and surveillance capacity for zoonotic disease threats. She is a champion for the critical role veterinary diagnostic laboratories play in protecting public and animal health locally, nationally, and globally and is passionate about supporting the development of the next generation of veterinarians and laboratorians.

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