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Michele Morrone, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Health Science
Department of Social and Public Health
College of Health Sciences and Professions


Dr. Morrone is an expert on food safety in America. A credentialed food safety professional, Morrone is also the former chief of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Education.

Morrone has focused her career on examining the relationship between environmental contamination and human health outcomes, including exploring disproportionate exposures in low-income areas.

Morrone at a Glance:

  • Co-editor of "Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia," 2011
  • Author of "Poisons On Our Plates: The Real Food Safety Problem in the United States," 2008
  • Author of "Sound Sciences, Junk Policy," 2002
  • Former expert panelist related to risk issues for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Chemical Council
  • Past chair, National Environmental Health Accreditation Council
  • Member, The Ohio State University Environmental Health Advisory Board

Morrone's Media Placements include:

  • USA Today
  • Kentucky Courier-Journal
  • KTAP-AM Radio talk show Body Talk with Mimi Stoneburner, California, 2008
  • WOSU Radio (NPR affiliate) talk show All Things Considered, Columbus, 2008
  • WTTE Good Day, Columbus
  • WMDH-FM (OH)
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Tampa Tribune
  • Logan Daily News
  • Chillicothe Gazette
  • Google News and Google Blog
  • Primetime Newspapers, Texas
  • Columbus Dispatch
  • Fox19-TV, Cincinnati
  • Athens News
  • Athens Messenger
  • WOUB-TV, Athens
  • Beaumont Enterprises online

Truly Understanding Contamination Threats

Areas of Expertise

Campus Sustainability, Environmental Health, Food Contamination, Food Safety, Health Disparities and Environmental Justice

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