Drew Barkley is a second-year Ph.D. student in Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University. In 2016, he received his B.S. from Emory University where he majored in Biology and Spanish. After graduating from Emory, Drew taught Spanish for a year at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston as part of the Alumni Service Corps. In 2019, Drew received his MPH from OSU where he specialized in Veterinary Public Health. His master’s thesis was on long-term health outcomes of dairy calves with enteric diseases.
As a Graduate Research Associate and Ph.D. student with CFI, Drew contributes heavily to the SHARE Project. Drew also assists with several other projects, such as BioFire, TARTARE, and Chakula Salama. Outside of school, Drew enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, running, and traveling.
In November of 2022, Drew successfully defended his dissertation: Understanding the Burden and Public Health Impact of Foodborne Illness Using Electronic Medical Records.