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Benjamin Chapman

Department Head, Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, NC State


Dr. Ben Chapman is department head in the department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, professor and director of the Safe Plates food safety extension and research program at North Carolina State University. With the goal of reducing foodborne illness, his group researches food handling and food safety systems; designs and implements food safety strategies; and, evaluates messages and media from farm-to-fork. Since February 2020, Ben has been providing guidance to the food sector on issues related to food safety and COVID-19. Ben is the Co-Chair of STOP Foodborne Illness board of directors, an advocacy group for individuals affected by foodborne pathogens. Ben also co-hosts two podcasts, Food Safety Talk and Risky or Not as well as participates in social media. Find him at @benjaminchapman on Twitter.


B.S. Molecular Biology and Genetics University of Guelph

M.S. Plant Agriculture University of Guelph

Ph.D. Plant Agriculture University of Guelph 1974