Barbara Kowalcyk

Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Health Sciences, College of Public Health

For nearly 15 years, Dr. Kowalcyk’s efforts have focused on advancing a more systems-based approach to food safety that promotes evidence-based decision making and considers the broader connectedness of human, animal, and environmental health (also known as One Health). In addition to her extensive experience in food safety, she has over 10 years of experience as a biostatistician conducting clinical research and providing support to Data Safety Monitoring Boards in the pharmaceutical industry. She is also the founder of the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, a national non-profit that advocates on behalf of consumers for science-based food safety policies and practices.

Dr. Kowalcyk’s research interests include linking public health information with data from across the food system to enhance the understanding of foodborne disease epidemiology, support the development of evidence-informed policies and practices that prevent foodborne illness, and change behaviors around food safety from farm to fork.

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PhD, Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati
MA, Applied Statistics, University of Pittsburgh
BA, Mathematics, University of Dayton