Karin Hoelzer, DVM, PhD
Pew Charitable Trusts
Karin Hoelzer, a veterinarian and microbiologist, leads The Pew Charitable Trusts’ work on antibiotic use in animal agriculture and focuses on policies to mitigate health risks related to the food supply. Before joining Pew, Hoelzer developed and led risk assessments for the U.S. FDA, and before that was a research associate at Cornell University, tracing the transmission of pathogens between livestock and humans. She holds doctorates in veterinary medicine from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany, and in comparative biomedical sciences from Cornell University, where she examined the emergence of viruses and their spread from one species to another. Hoelzer serves as the current Executive Director of the District of Columbia Veterinary Medical Association, and scientific editor for the Elsevier journal Research in Veterinary Science.