Dr. David Edwards

Dr. David Edwards is the Director of the Division of Animal Feeds at U.S. FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The Division regulates animal food, including premarket ingredient approvals, medicated feed, and post-market feed safety monitoring. He joined the Division as the Deputy Director in 2014. CVM works to “protect human and animal health.”

Prior to joining CVM, Dr. Edwards was the Director, Animal Biotechnology at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C. BIO is the world’s largest biotechnology trade association with over 1,100 member companies.

He has also worked on the majority professional staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and previously as a Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) Congressional Science Fellow on the same committee.

Dr. Edwards grew up in the Midwest U.S. and raised pigs, sheep, and specialty crops. He received his BS in genetics and agricultural biochemistry from Iowa State University and his MS and PhD in animal science breeding and genetics at Michigan State University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Federal Executive Institute.