John W. Linville, DVM, MPH, CPH

Dr. Linville has been active nationally and internationally in the field of veterinary medicine for over 25 years. Over the past 19 years, he has held a number of public health veterinary positions in the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service(FSIS); including positions in the Office of Field Operations (OFO) and in the Office of Policy and Program Development (OPPD).

Dr. Linville is currently located in Omaha, Nebraska and holds a senior staff position in FSISOPPD's Policy Development Division (PDD) as a policy advisor and developer and is actively participating in major FSIS initiatives to improve food safety public health in the United States. Some of Dr. Linville’s past positions include: Senior Staff Officer at the FSIS Technical Service Center; Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer in FSIS-OFO; President of NAFV’s Alabama Chapter; NAFV south-east District Coordinator, member of NAFV’s Board of Directors; Student representative to the UN Master of Public Health (MPH) program; and member of the UN MPH Graduate Program Committee.

Dr. Linville’s academic credentials include a medicus veterinarius (med. vet.) degree from the Ludwig Maximillian's University in Munich, Germany; and a Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Linville is a graduate of the GPPHLI and is a professional member of the NAFV and the Society of Public Health Leaders. Dr. Linville is board certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Dr. Linville has a wife, Wendy, and a daughter, Andrea. He enjoys photography, reading, biking,and computers.