Glenda Dvorak

Assistant Director

Dr. Dvorak is a life-long Cyclone! She received her DVM (2001), her BS (Zoology/Fisheries and Wildlife Biology; 1995) and MS (Fisheries Biology/Aquaculture; 1997) from Iowa State University. She practiced companion animal medicine prior to completing her MPH degree at the University of Iowa in 2003. In 2007, she became a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM).

Dr. Dvorak has worked as a Veterinary Specialist and Lead Public Health Veterinarian for CFSPH since 2002 and has served as Assistant Director since 2008. During her 20-year tenure, she has led, managed and contributed to many CFSPH projects developing and delivering educational content and resources that provide outreach to veterinarians and other animal health professionals, emergency responders, government officials, pet owners and producers at a national and international level.

She has a strong interest in zoonotic diseases, infection control and prevention in animal settings, and “just-in-time” training for emergency preparedness and response for animal health disasters and emergencies. She has co-authored and served as editor for two textbooks on zoonotic diseases, developed and instructs five CFSPH continuing education courses, and has written guidance and training materials for the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program and the USDA Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan (FAD PReP).

She has served as a consultant to the American Animal Health Association (AAHA) Infection Control, Prevention and Biosecurity Task Force and the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) Veterinary Infection Control Committee. Dr. Dvorak co-instructed the Public Health Emergency Preparedness graduate course for the University of Iowa, College of Public Health for 14 years and more recently has participated as an FFA veterinary science judge. In 2014, she received the Frank A. Todd ACVPM President’s Award for meritorious service. She is a past Chair of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Public Health Committee, past member of the Story County Board of Health and served as a COVID Case Investigator for Iowa State University in 2020