Clare Narrod, Ph.D.

Research Scientist and Manager, Risk Analysis Program
2134 Patapsco Building
College Park, MD 20742
United States

Dr Clare Narrod is the Director of the Risk Analysis program at JIFSAN and leads the monitoring and impact effort associated with the evaluation of JIFSAN's capacity building efforts. She received her Ph.D. in Energy Management and Environmental Policy in 1997 and a Master's Degree in International Development and Appropriate Technology both from the University of Pennsylvania. From 1998-2000 she served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Risk Analysis Fellow at USDA. Prior to coming to JIFSAN she worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute, the United States Department of Agriculture, and at the Food and Agriculture Organization. She has consulted for the World Bank and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture. She has field experience in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand, Mali, Mexico, Vietnam, and Zambia. She has taught in Colombia, China, India, Malaysia, Russia, and the US.

She started her career in the government where she conducted and reviewed risk assessments and cost-benefit analyses of proposed and final rules for Agency clearance associated with reducing the risk of animal and plant diseases and improving food safety. Over the years she has conducted research on identifying cost-effective food safety and animal health risk reduction measures for different size producers, understanding the role of public-private partnerships in ensuring the production of safe food so as to improving market access for the poor, and measuring the impact of capacity building efforts on improving food safety. She has also analyzed the roles of public and private sectors in providing research investment in the livestock sector, the role of technology transfer in increasing global livestock productivity, and understanding the impact of the livestock industrialization process on smallholders and the environment. Currently she is involved in research associated with monitoring and impact evaluation of various food safety capacity building efforts as well as conducting risk analysis associated with food safety hazards.

In addition to her work at JIFSAN she is also a Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy at UC Davis, World Food Center and on the Board of Directors for the Center for Foodborne Illness, Research & Prevention. In the past she has been a working group member on a Global Food Ethics Project at John Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, a member of the expert panel for a Global Regulatory Competency and Curricula, and a consensus committee member of the National Academy of Science on the Institute of Medicine’s study on "Strengthening Core Elements of Food Safety Regulatory Systems in Developing Countries."

She started her career in the government where she conducted and reviewed risk assessments and cost-benefit analyses of proposed and final rules for Agency clearance associated with reducing the risk of animal and plant diseases and improving food safety. At JIFSAN she continues to train individuals in conducting research that supports the use of risk based decision-making in country's rule making process. Over the years she has conducted research on identifying cost-effective food safety and animal health risk reduction measures for different size producers, understanding the role of public-private partnerships in ensuring the production of safe food so as to improving market access for the poor, and measuring the impact of capacity building efforts on improving food safety. She has also analyzed the roles of public and private sectors in providing research investment in the livestock sector, the role of technology transfer in increasing global livestock productivity, and understanding the impact of the livestock industrialization process on smallholders and the environment. Currently she is involved in research associated with monitoring and impact evaluation of various food safety capacity building efforts as well as conducting risk analysis associated with food safety hazards.

  • Appointed to the National Academy of Science on the Institute of Medicine’s consensus committee on “Strengthening Food Safety Regulatory Systems in Developing Countries,” (2019-2020).
  • Steering Committee Member for the Produce International Partnership for Education and Outreach, (2017 to present) – JIFSAN and Produce Safety Alliance http://international.jifsan.umd.edu/catalogue/course/pip
  • Steering committee of HESI COMPARE (The COMprehensive Protein Allergen REsource repository of protein sequences of known or putative allergens) (2016 to present.) http://comparedatabase.org/about-compare-database
  • Working group member. Of "Spillover Effects of Export-Oriented SPS Capacity Building on Domestic Food Safety” study, Standard and Trade Facility, World Trade Organization (2017-present).
  • Working group member of the Food Safety Risk Analysis Training Consortium for the Americas (2016 to present) https://www.paho.org/panaftosa/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1771:food-safety-risk-analysis-consortium-fsrisk&Itemid=0.
  • Working group member on the Global Food Ethics Project at John Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics. Prepared paper Ethical Issues for Food Safety in the Context of Global Food Security” (2014-2015) http://www.bioethicsinstitute.org/globalfoodethics
  • Academic Co-Chair Technical Working group on Monitoring and Evaluation of the World Bank Global Food Safety Partnership, (2012 to 2015).
  • Working group member on the Risk Analysis Committee of the World Bank Global Food Safety Partnership, (2012 to 2015).
  • Member of the Expert Panel for a Global Regulatory Competency and Curricula Project with the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society and the Global Food Protection Institute, (2014-2015). http://www.ifpti.org/global-regulatory-competency-and-curricula-project
  • Member of Advisory Panel for Report People, Pathogens, and our Planet, volume 2 The Economics of One Health 2012
  • Appointed to the National Academy of Science on the Institute of Medicine’s consensus committee on “Strengthening Core Elements of Food Safety Regulatory Systems in Developing Countries,” (2010-2012).
  • Steering committee member of the CGIAR System Wide-Livestock Committee (2007-2010 when it disbanded)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Risk Fellowship 1998-2000.

    • Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis in the Office of Chief Economist, USDA. 1999-2000.
    • Office of Epidemiology and Risk Assessment in the Office of Public Health, FSIS, USDA. 1998-1999.

     

  • Center for Energy Management and Policy, University of Pennsylvania.

    • Departmental Scholarship for Doctorate Work 1993-1995.
    • Teaching Assistant Fellowship Small, Micro Enterprises 1990-1991.

     

  • Corporate and Other Board Memberships
    • Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy at UC Davis, World Food Center, (2015 to the present).
    • Board of Directors, Center for Foodborne Illness, Research & Prevention, (2013- 2019).
    • International Editorial Board Member of the International Food Research Journal, (2013-2015).
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