CIDRAP focuses on three priorities: 1) improving the readiness of public health, infectious disease medical practice, and the health care system to respond to catastrophic events such as bioterrorism; 2) developing strategies for enhancing the ability of the farm-to-table food system to prevent, detect, and respond to deliberate contamination of food and agricultural products with infectious or toxic agents; 3) promoting the implementation of routine food irradiation to reduce the incidence of foodborne disease.
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Professor, Technological Leadership Institute
Adjunct Professor, Medical School