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Paul Dawson

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Food Systems and Safety Program Team, Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences Department

Paul teaches undergraduate and graduate courses covering Food Chemistry, Food Rheology and Food Safety while acting as graduate coordinator for the department's three graduate programs (2 MS and 1 Ph.D.). Paul Serves on the Scientific Advisory Council of the World Food Logistics Organization. Dawson has authored/coauthored 113 refereed scientific publications, 18 technical book chapters and 152 scientific abstracts. Paul has over 250 interviews in the popular media including appearances on National Public Radio, CNN, Headlines News, MSNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Fox News Channel, CBS Radio News and NPR's Whad'Ya Know? Articles based on his research have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, National Geographic, USA Today among others. Interviews have been broadcast across the US and internationally in Canada, Australia, Austria, Spain and Ireland. Paul recently completed a popular book entitled "Did You Just Eat That" with Norton Publishing that's a light-hearted yet rigorous inquiry that follows the science of germs into the kitchen, restaurant and everywhere else you eat and drink. More info.