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Event Modeling

Event Modeling

The Food Protection and Defense Institute is a multi-disciplinary and action-oriented research consortium. Collaborations have been established at over 40 academic and private sector organizations.

The goal of the Event Modeling theme is to develop dynamic, real-world models of both food contamination events and public health responses. These models rapidly identify sources of contamination, food distribution points, and possible outbreak locations, and can also demonstrate interventions and responses using novel communication systems and actual data from food distribution; food consumption, and epidemiologic studies.

Event Modeling Publications



Current Projects


Principal Investigator: 
Craig Hedberg
FoodSHIELD ( is a Web-based platform designed to facilitate communication and coordination among the various food and agricultural sector laboratories and regulatory agencies. Two comprehensive databases are being developed to support FoodShield: Food&AgDIR, which...


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