Craig Hedberg
Office Address:
Mayo, 1205
Mailing Address:

420 Delware St. SE
MMC 807
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Craig W. Hedberg, PhD

Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences


Co-Director, Minnesota Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence


PhD, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1993
MS, Environmental Health, University of Minnesota, 1984
BS, Biology, University of Connecticut, 1976


I promote public health surveillance as a prerequisite for effective food control.  My work focuses on improving methods for collaboration between public health and regulatory agencies, academic researchers and industry to improve foodborne illness surveillance and outbreak investigations. Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of investigations enhances response activities. Better investigations produce more effective prevention measures.

With a background in public health practice, I also focus on public health workforce development and work with state, local, and tribal public health partners to build capacity for preparedness and emergency response.


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

Awards and Recognition

  • Frozen Food Foundation’s Freezing Research Award, 2023
  • President’s Recognition Award, International Association for Food Protection, 2022
  • Public Health is Where You Are, LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH HERO AWARD, City of Minneapolis, 2022
  • Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness Award, International Association for Food Protection, 2021
  • Excellence in Advising Award, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2019

Professional Associations

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

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