Paul B. Allwood, Ph.D., MPH
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
Paul Allwood heads the Public and Occupational Health division of the University of Minnesota's Department of Environmental Health and Safety. He directs the activities that protect faculty, staff, and students at the University of Minnesota from public and occupational health hazards. He has extensive academic and professional training in environmental health, including 12 years as a food safety regulatory expert and epidemiologist in government. His current research interests include efforts to optimize environmental health inspections by providing inspectors with sensitive, reliable, and cost-effective tools for identifying hazards. He received his Ph.D. in environmental health sciences from the University of Minnesota. He teaches issues in environmental and occupational health.
PhD in Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota, 2004; MPH (Environmental Health major),University of Minnesota, 1995; BS in Public Health and Life Science, University of Minnesota, 1993 West Indies School of Public Health, Kingston, Jamaica, Diploma in Public Health (Environmental Health major), 1989
PUBH 7193 Directed Study: Envrn Health (Section 008)
PUBH 7196 Field Experience: Envrn Health (Section 009)
- Identifying the natural environmental factors that affect incidence and prevalence of microbial pathogens in fresh produce and other ready-to-eat foods.
- Identifying indicator organisms, quality attributes, and other food product characteristics that could be used as markers of contamination by foodborne microbial pathogens.
- Developing parameters for effective use of disinfectants and sanitizers to control microbial hazards in retail food facilities.
- Researching methods to enable more effective regulation of retail food operations by providing field inspectors with sensitive, reliable, and cost-effective tools for identifying and correcting food safety hazards.
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone (Work): 625-5422
- Maherchandani S, YS Malik, PB Allwood, and SM Goyal. 2005. Evaluation of animal origin cell cultures for in vitro cultivation of noroviruses. J Appl. Res. 5: 312-317.
- Hickle A, J Forster, D Lazovich, PB Allwood, N Remba, J Grossmeier, Sorensen G. 2005. Sanitarians' work with indoor-tanning businesses: findings from interviews in two major metropolitan areas. J Environ Health 67:30-36, 54.
- Allwood, PB, T Jenkins, C Paulus, L Johnson, and CW Hedberg. 2004. Hand washing among retail food establishment workers in Minnesota. J Food Prot. 67: 2825-2828.
- Allwood, PB, YS Malik, S Maherchandani, K Vought, L Johnson, C Braymen, CW Hedberg, SM Goyal. 2004. Occurrence of Escherichia coli, Noroviruses, and F-specific coliphages in fresh market-ready produce. J Food Prot. 67:2387-2390.
- Allwood, PB, YS Malik, CW Hedberg, and SM Goyal. 2004. Effect of temperature and sanitizers on the survival of feline calicivirus, Escherichia coli, and F-specific coliphage MS2 on leafy salad vegetables. J Food Prot 67: 1451-1456.
- Allwood PB, YS Malik, CW Hedberg, and SM Goyal. 2003. Survival of F-specific RNA coliphage, feline calicivirus, and Escherichia coli in water: a comparative study. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69: 5707-5710.
- Taku A, B Gulati, PB Allwood, K Palazzi, CW Hedberg, and SM Goyal. 2002. Concentration and detection of caliciviruses from food contact surfaces. J Food Prot. 65:999-1004.
- Gulati BR, PB Allwood, CW Hedberg, and SM Goyal. 2001. Efficacy of commonly used disinfectants for the inactivation of calicivirus on fresh fruits, vegetables, and food-contact surfaces. J Food Prot. 64:1430-1434.
- Allwood PB, P Lee, and P. Borden-Glass. 1998. The vital role of restaurant health inspections. J of Environmental Health; 61: 25-28.
- Vesley D, M Nellis, and PB Allwood. 1995. Laboratory evaluation of an enzyme detection system for rapid detection of steam sterilization failures. J Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 16:5-9.
Epidemiologist Principal (Environmental Health), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), St. Paul MN, 5/2005 to present.
Senior Epidemiologist, MDH, St. Paul MN, 10/2000 to 5/2005.
Environmental Health Supervisor, MDH, St. Paul MN, 6/99-10/2000.
Environmental Health Specialist/Food Safety Sanitarian, City of Bloomington, Bloomington MN, 9/94-6/99.
Public Health Inspector, Ministry of Health, Kingston 10, Jamaica, 9/89-8/91.
Reviewer: American Journal of Infection Control (2005)
Mary Lauren Olsen Scholarship, University of Minnesota (1994).
International Development Fellowship, University of Minnesota (1990).
First Place for Academic Performance, West Indies School of Public Health (1989).
Second Place for Academic Performance, West Indies School of Public Health (1988).
First Place for Academic Performance, West Indies School of Public Health (1987).