Dr. Stephen Ostroff
Dr. Stephen Ostroff
During his 7 years at FDA, he served as Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, where he oversaw the agency’s food and animal health activities of FDA, including responsibilities in the areas of food safety and nutrition, food labeling, food and color additives, cosmetics, dietary supplements, animal drugs and animal feed, and research to support the food and veterinary medicine mission of FDA. Dr. Ostroff also served as FDA’s Chief Scientist and as the agency’s Acting Commissioner on two occasions in both the Obama and Trump administrations.
Before joining the FDA, Dr. Ostroff worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta for more than 20 years on infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigations, especially management and coordination of complex emerging infectious disease threats such as anthrax, Ebola, West Nile virus, SARS, and avian influenza. He was in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, attaining the rank of Assistant Surgeon General (Rear Admiral). He also worked at the Pennsylvania Department of Health as Director of the Bureau of Epidemiology and the Commonwealth’s Acting Physician General.
Dr. Ostroff received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently holds adjunct professor appointments at Penn State College of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology.
Deep Dive Episode 263 – Food Safety: When Regulatory Jurisdictional Battles and Public Safety Collide
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