Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Robert Scharff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Consumer Sciences
College of Education and Human Ecology

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(614) 292-4549
scharff.8@osu.edu

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Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Food Strategy and Policy, Obesity
Areas of Expertise: Not listed

I see great value in this Center. My research involves the economics of food safety and obesity, both fitting within the Center's scope. As a former FDA economist, I have experience operating successfully in an interdisciplinary environment, which gives me an appreciation of methods used in other fields. My work is valuable as a means of demonstrating the policy relevance of others' work. The Center's value for me will be its role as a clearinghouse; bringing together researchers from different disciplines with overarching research questions, to form collaborations, resulting in exciting new research and enhanced research funding.

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Scharff Analyzes the Economic Costs and Risks of Foodborne Illnesses

Growing up just outside of Washington D.C., FIC member and Associate Professor of Consumer Sciences, Robert Scharff has always been interested in policy issues. As a former FDA economist, he worked on food safety issues which set the stage for most of his research. Read more


FIC Member Estimates Foodborne Illness Costs $77.7 Billion a Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The cost of foodborne illness in the United States is now estimated to be up to $77.7 billion a year, according to an analysis by Ohio State University researcher and FIC Member Robert Scharff. Read more


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