Keyao Xiong

Keyao Xiong
Keyao Xiong
Graduate Intern
The Ohio State University
Department of Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University

Keyao Xiong is a second-year MPH (STEM) student from the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. In the summer of 2022, Keyo joined the CFI team as a data analysis intern for his Applied Practice Experience (APE) MPH program. Keyao has since acted as a Data Analysis Graduate Intern, contributing to work that identifies and prevents environmental risk factors contributing to foodborne illness through retrospective data analysis such as the Franklin County Public Health Practice Study. Throughout this project, Keyao's primary focus was to conduct retrospective data analysis that would help evaluate the relationship between Ohio Certified Food Protection Managers (CFPMs) and inspection outcomes.


Looking forward, Keyao plans on staying with and further contributing to the CFI organization as part of his MPH Integrative Learning Experience (ILE), by supporting projects such as Chakula Salama. And currently, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH), through the collection of research data from patients who have had stool samples tested at NCH, the further analysis of the clinical characteristics and epidemiology of gastrointestinal illnesses, and the correlation of those with the patient health data. All with a primary focus on better understanding differences in outcomes from codetections and the use of antibiotics.