Bio

Felicia Wu is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Food Science & Human Nutrition and Agricultural, Food, & Resource Economics at Michigan State University. She is Director of the Center for Health Impacts of Agriculture (CHIA) at MSU, which conducts research on the human health effects of agricultural policies, practices, and innovations. Dr. Wu’s research includes foci on: the global burden of disease caused by foodborne mycotoxins, the cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve food safety in terms of human health benefits, the economic impacts of food safety regulations, and the benefits of transgenic Bt corn in terms of mycotoxin reduction. Dr. Wu is an Area Editor for three journals: Risk Analysis, Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, and World Mycotoxin Journal. She serves on the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on the Future of Animal Sciences Research, Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the FAO and WHO of the United Nations, the WHO Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group, and the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Food, Nutrition & Safety Program. She is the 2007 recipient of the Chauncey Starr Award, given annually by the Society for Risk Analysis to a risk analyst under age 40; and the 2011 recipient of the SCOPE-Zhongyu award (1 of 3 worldwide) for environmental management research. Dr. Wu received her AB and SM in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, and her PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

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