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Shaun Kennedy

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Associate Professor


Contact Information:
Phone: 612-624-2247
Fax: 612-624-3229
Email: kenne108@umn.edu

BS, Chemical Engineering; cognate in Asian Studies, 1986
Cum laude, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Research Interests

  • Food System Vulnerability/Risk Assessment
  • Food System Modeling
  • Terrorism Preparedness

Select Publications

  • Shaun Kennedy. "Food Safety," Chapter in Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense, 2nd Edition. Rebecca Katz and Raymond A. Zilinskas, Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
  • Shaun Kennedy and Elizabeth Cunningham. (Fall 2010) "Food Contamination: An Economic and Health Threat." FDQ: Food & Drink Quarterly 6(3): 22-25.
  • Morgan Hennessey, Shaun Kennedy and Frank Busta. Demeter's Resilience: An International Food Defense Exercise. Journal of Food Protection 73(7): 1353-1356, July 2010.
    Kennedy, Shaun. “Why Can’t We Test Our Way to Absolute Food Safety?” Science, 12 December 2008.
  • Kennedy, S. P., “Food Defense: Post-Harvest Preparedness,” Federal Efforts to Mitigate Vulnerabilities in the Food Supply Chain., Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, 2007
  • Hoffman, J. and S. P. Kennedy, “International Cooperation to Defend the Food Supply Chain: Nations Are Talking; Next Step—Action ,” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 40: 1169-1178, 2007.
  • Kennedy, S. P. and F. Busta; “Biosecurity: Food Protection and Defense” Chapter 5 in Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers, 3rd Edition, (M. Doyle and L. Beuchatt editors), 2007

Current Funding

  • PI: “National Center for Food Protection and Defense”, Department of Homeland Security
  • PI: “International Food Chain Integrity and Traceability”, Department of Homeland Security
  • Co-Inv: “Food and Agricultural Information Sharing Environment”, Department of Homeland Security
  • PI: “Food Emergency Response Network”, USDA
  • PI: “Epidemiology Modeling”, USDA – Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health
  • PI: “Food Defense Exchange Program”, USDA – Foreign Agricultural Service
  • PI: “Integrated Food Safety System Online Collaboration Development”, FDA
  • PI: “Development and Delivery of a Secure NAHLN Portal”, USDA – APHIS
  • PI: “HS-STEM Career Development Grant”, Department of Homeland SecurityPI: “National Center for Food Protection and Defense”, program extension, Department of Homeland Security
  • PI: “Pork System Modeling and Vulnerability/Risk Assessment”, National Pork Board
  • PI: “Assessing the utility of existing critical infrastructure vulnerability assessment methodologies for high consequence, at-risk complex systems to determine their appropriate area of use and areas for new method development.”, Department of Homeland Security

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation
  • 2009 U.S. Department of Homeland Security S&T Impact Award







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