Kara Morgan

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Kara Morgan

Department of Food Science and Technology


227C Parker Food Science and Technology Building
2015 Fyffe Road

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Dr. Morgan has spent twenty years working at the interface of science, policy, data, and decision making at the federal and the state level.  In her work, she focuses on finding the mechanisms and levers for moving forward the well-understood but underused tools of data-driven and value-based decision making, keeping a firm view on the outcomes that are intended. She earned her Master’s in Environmental Science from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and her Ph.D. from the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.  She spent 7 years at non-profit science research firms doing federal contracting for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and other public health agencies.  She worked at the United States Food and Drug Administration for 11 years as a senior advisor for risk analysis on food and drug safety.  She is currently a researcher in the Center for Foodborne Illness and Prevention at Ohio State University working on food safety. She is also an instructor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, where she teaches decision making in the public sector.