Amy Simonne, PhD
Food Safety and Quality
3025C McCarty Hall D
Phone: (352) 273-3536
Dr. Simonne is a professor and extension food safety specialist with the University of Florida. She joined the FYCS Department in 2000. Her appointments are extension (60%), research (35%), and teaching (5%). She is actively involved with the graduate and undergraduate teaching programs.
Dr. Simonne received a BS in Chemistry and Biology from the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, and earned both MS and Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology at the University of Georgia.
Her research program addresses chemical, microbial food safety, with specific emphasis on ethnic foods and fresh produce. She also develops many extension educational programs in the areas of safe food handling, safe produce handling, and worker health and hygiene training. Her extension program in food safety and quality serves both food professionals and consumers. Specific research projects are searchable at the USDA/Current Research Information System (http://cris.csrees.usda.gov/search.html).
Dr. Simonne has more than 150 technical publications including refereed journal, peer reviewed research reports, peer reviewed extension fact sheets, proceedings, and peer reviewed abstracts. Her works have been recognized at the international, national, regional, and local levels.
She has been successful in securing extramural funding for research and extension programs as principal investigator, co-principal investigator or co-investigator. She is a recipient of many awards for her work in extension.