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Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension


Nicole L. Arnold

Family and Consumer Sciences
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Nicole Arnold







Nicole Arnold, 614-247-6109
assistant professor and food safety field specialist

Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences, Food Science and Technology, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


PhD, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Graduate Certificate – Preparing the Future Professoriate Certificate, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
MS, Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
BS, Food Science – Technology Concentration, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Nicole Arnold received her BS and MS degrees in Food Science from North Carolina State University and her PhD in Food Science from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining The Ohio State University, she worked as an assistant professor in Nutrition Science and adjunct assistant professor in Public Health at East Carolina University. Her research aims to assess the current landscape of various food-based activities in practice to make recommendations for more effective food policies and educational initiatives. She primarily focuses on applied food safety, food safety education and interventions, and risk communication - for consumers, food handlers, and other food educators. Through her Extension programming and resources, she disseminates food safety information about various topics (e.g., food processing and preservation, food recalls, food policies) to stakeholders.


Food safety, Extension, Food preservation, Consumer food safety education, Food labels

Areas of expertise: Extension, Food preservation, Consumer food safety education, Food labels, Risk communication, Qualitative research methods, Retail food safety

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