College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Nutrition & Food Science

NFSC Faculty Member Director of JIFSAN

Jianghong Meng, DVM, MPVM, Ph.D. current Director
Dr. Jianghong Meng current JIFSAN director

Jianghong received his veterinary medicine degree in China, Masters of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) and PhD in Comparative Pathology from University of California, Davis. He joined the faculty of University of Maryland in 1996 and is also a professor at the Department of Nutrition and Food Science. Jianghong’s research interests focus on the identification and characterization of foodborne pathogens and bacterial antimicrobial resistance, and he has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, reviews, and book chapters on the subject.

Jianghong has served on several national and international committees including the US National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria of Foods (NACMAF), Microbiology Committee of the United States Pharmacopeia, National Academies’ Committee on Review of the Food Safety and Inspection Service Risk-Based Approach to Public Health Attribution, and Asia Pacific Economic Corporation’s (APEC) Partnership Training Institute Network.

He has been working with government agencies and organizations on food safety in China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Mexico, Vietnam, and United Kingdom.

 

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