Dr. Megan Niederwerder is the Associate Director of the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC). Supported by the National Pork Board with Pork Checkoff funding, the mission of SHIC is to protect and enhance the health of the US swine herd through coordinated global disease monitoring, targeted research investments that minimize the impact of future disease threats, and analysis of swine health data. Prior to her position at SHIC, she was most recently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. Dr. Niederwerder earned her DVM and practiced as a veterinarian for 3 years prior to obtaining her PhD. As a faculty member, she directed an internationally recognized research program in viral diseases of swine with focus areas on 1) the gut microbiome and porcine respiratory disease and 2) the risk and mitigation of African swine fever virus in feed. Her research program was supported by $6.0 million in grants and awards with over $4.3 million for projects in which she served as Principal Investigator. She is the author or co-author of 42 peer-reviewed publications, and she has delivered 60 invited presentations at national and international meetings.