Felicia Wu, PhD

John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Adjunct Professor,
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michigan State University

Felicia Wu is the John Hannah Distinguished Professor of Food Safety, Toxicology, and Risk Assessment at Michigan State University. She models the economic and health effects of food safety risks (including contaminants and human behaviors) and the cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve global food safety. For her research on how aflatoxin regulations affect global liver cancer risk, Dr. Wu was awarded a US National Institutes of Health EUREKA Award. She served as a Resource Advisor to the first World Health Organization (WHO) Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG) in estimating global disease burdens of aflatoxin and arsenic. Dr. Wu is an expert advisor to the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the FAO Scientific Advisory Committee on Livestock Nutrition and Health. She is an area editor for the journals Risk Analysis and World Mycotoxin Journal. In 2020, Dr. Wu was elected a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, and has just been elected to the Board of Directors of Harvard Agri-Food. She earned her A.B. and S.M. in Applied Mathematics/Medical Sciences at Harvard University, and her PhD in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.