Research Public Health Analyst
- PhD, Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis
- MS, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
- DVM, University of Sao Paulo
Juliana Ruzante is an expert in food safety and public health. She is instrumental in RTI’s work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, especially the effort to modernize the nation’s food safety regulations. In addition, she helps develop new business for RTI by fostering partnerships with potential clients.
Dr. Ruzante came to RTI in 2014 from the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she managed a comprehensive research plan on the safety of meat and poultry and served as food safety advisor. She also managed a food safety risk analysis program at the University of Maryland’s Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Dr. Ruzante has served on multiple advisory committees for the National Academies of Science, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and is a member of the International Association of Food Protection and the Society of Risk Analysis.