Food safety and defense

  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health

Craig Hedberg, PhD, MS, is an environmental health epidemiologist in the School of Public Health. Dr. Hedberg has experience investigating foodborne and infectious disease outbreaks. His research interests include foodborne disease surveillance systems, the epidemiology of foodborne diseases, and environmental factors contributing to infectious diseases.

  • Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Director, National Center for Food Protection and Defense

Amy Kircher, DrPH, an assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and director of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, is dedicated to protecting the United States from man-made threats and natural disasters. Dr. Kircher's research includes identification and warning of disruptions through data fusion and analytics. In her current position, she works to defend our food system through research and education. She is available to discuss the emergency preparedness and response, along with the growing importance of addressing contamination of our food supply as we work to feed growing populations.