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About Us > Dr. Doug Powell

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Dr. Douglas Powell is an associate professor at Kansas State University. Trained in molecular biology, and employed as a journalist, Dr. Powell found that food safety was a discipline where he could meld his interests in science, society and policy -- more formally known as risk analysis. His lab, the International Food Safety Network, seeks innovative ways to compel everyone in the farm-to-fork food safety system -- individual producers, retail employees, and consumers, among others -- to acknowledge and adopt best practices to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. A native of Brantford, Ontario (Canada), Doug is passionate about food, a single father with four daughters, and an OK goaltender in pickup hockey.