Dr. VandeWoude is the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as a University Distinguished Professor. Her research interests relate to disease spillover between domestic animals in wildlife, disease ecology, and impacts of urbanization on wildlife.
Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2019, VandeWoude participates in several large interdisciplinary research teams as project manager and promotes career development for veterinary researchers.
VandeWoude served as associate dean for research for CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences before taking the reins at One Health in 2020. She earned her D.V.M. from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
After completing post-doctoral training in comparative medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine, she joined CSU in 1990.