Carrie Rigdon, Ph.D.
Association of Food and Drug Officials
Carrie Rigdon is the Research Director at the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). Dr. Rigdon leads and assists several projects in research question development, effective data collection, detailed data analysis, and the publication of findings. Prior to joining AFDO, Dr. Rigdon worked at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, initially in helping develop Minnesota’s Food Emergency Rapid Response Team, and more recently as Operations Manager and Interim Assistant Division Director for Food and Feed Safety. Carrie earned her MPH in Epidemiology from San Diego State University and her PhD in Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota with a focus on foodborne illness.