Craig W. Hedberg, PhD

Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Craig W. Hedberg

Contact Info

hedbe005@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-4757

Office Address:
Mayo, 1205

Mailing Address:
420 Delware St. SE
MMC 807
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1993

MS, Environmental Health, University of Minnesota, 1984

BS, Biology, University of Connecticut, 1976

Summary

My research focuses on foodborne illness and infectious disease outbreaks and I have worked on several national groups to prevent foodborne illness, including the CDC's Food Safety Modernization Act Surveillance Working Group. My work also focuses on surveillance, outbreak investigation, and public health preparedness. Prior to academia, I was the supervisor of the Vectorborne and Zoonotic Diseases Unit at the Minnesota Department of Health.

Expertise

Environment & exposures, food & nutrition, infectious disease, foodborne disease, surveillance, outbreak investigation, exposure assessment, food safety, epidemiology, public health preparedness, public health practice 

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Public Health Impact Award, School of Public Health, 2016

Professional Associations

  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Minnesota Environmental Health Association
  • International Association for Food Protection

Research

Publications

Teaching

Teaching Areas

I teach courses in the Environmental Health Sciences Division and in the Executive Public Health Practice MPH program.

Courses

  • PubH 6100, Topics: Environmental Health
  • PubH 6183, Theory and Practice in Foodborne Disease Outbreak Detection, Investigation and Control

Community Engagement

I am the co-director of the Minnesota Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence, a partnership between the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health. The center improves training, research, continuing education, and outreach related to food safety and the prevention of foodborne illness. 

I also serve as the SPH representative to the Minneapolis Public Health Advisory Committee. 

Media

Video

U of MN Health Sciences Expert Link

Health Experts Profile

In The News

SPH News

  • New Foodservice Training App Helps Immigrants Succeed (Read more)
  • CDC's PulseNet Cost-effectively Prevents Illness and Saves Money (Read more)

In the Media

  • Flint's shigellosis outbreak tells us one thing: The water problem is worse than ever. Mic
  • Supplier counters Blue Bell claims cookie dough has listeria. Tech Times
  • Good Question: How does E. coli get into our food? WCCO