Mickey Leonard

Telephone number
(262) 749-8356

Email address
[email protected]




BA, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Background & Research Interests

Mickey's work focuses on development of risk assessments and permit guidances, especially within the poultry industry. Having worked at the UMN Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for 7 years prior to joining the Secure Food Systems team, she had direct experience with the 2014-2015 HPAI outbreak. This started her interest in poultry systems. Mickey's additional research interests include biosecurity and animal welfare, and enjoys working directly with farmers and veterinarians to aid in understanding of SFS plans, and how to prepare for and respond to HPAI outbreaks.