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Barbara Kowalcyk, PhD
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Department of Food Science and Technology
Area of expertise: 
Food safety with an emphasis on foodborne disease

Barbara Kowalcyk earned her BA in Mathematics, MA in Statistics and PhD in Environmental Health. Her research interests is mainly food safety with an emphasis on foodborne disease epidemiology, informatics/biostatistics, risk analysis (risk assessment, risk management, risk communication) and surveillance systems using system-based approaches that promote One Health.

She is a recognized expert in food safety with broad experience and training in epidemiology, biostatistics/informatics, risk analysis, regulatory decision-making and public policy. For nearly 15 years, her 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.

She is currently the lead investigator in the GOHi affiliated project, Assessment and Risk Management of Foodborne Illnesses (TARTARE).