Christine M. Bruhn

Christine M. Bruhn

Christine M. Bruhn, Ph.D.

Position Title
Cooperative Extension Specialist Emerita

Unit
Food Science and Technology

Bio

Professor Bruhn retired in 2014. 

Academic Positions

1970-1978          Lecturer in Food Science, University of California, Davis
1979-1981          Part-time Lecturer, California State University, Sacramento
1986-2014         Cooperative Extension Specialist, University of California
1992-2014         Director, Center for Consumer Research

Biography

Dr. Christine Bruhn is recognized nationally and internationally for her programs in consumer behavior, food science, and food safety.  She studied consumer concerns about food safety, quality and nutrition, investigated consumer response to new technologies or ingredients, identified factors which influence consumer food choice, including perception of risk, and developed appropriate educational programs. Dr. Bruhn has authored over 170 professional papers on consumer attitudes toward food. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists in the United States, the Institute of Food Science and Technology in the United Kingdom, and the International Association for Food Protection. She has provided consultations to the FAO and WHO on food safety and food irradiation and served a four year term on the US Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee

Degrees

  • B.S. Home Economics, University of California, Davis, 1966
  • M.S. Home Economics, Univeristy of California, Davis, 1970
  • Ph.D. Consumer Research, University of California, Davis, 1986

Membership in Professional Associations

  • International Association for Food Protection
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • Phi Tau Sigma Honorary Societ

Publication List 

Bruhn, Christine - Short CV with Publications 

And a few examples of articles about her work: 

Awards and Honors

1986: International Association for Food Protection - First Place, Developing Scientist Award

1989: Institute of Food Technologists - Outstanding Performance, Regional Communicator

1990: Institute of Food Technologists - Scientific Lecturer, 1990-1997

1992: Institute of Food Technologists - Outstanding performance as a Regional/Food Science Communicator

1992: UC ANR - Distinguished Service Award for Oustanding and Creative Teamwork

1998: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) - Ivan Parkin Lecturer

1999: University of Maryland - C.W. England Dairy Technology Lecturership

1999: British Crop Protection Council - Bawden Memorial Lecturer

2000: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) - Certificate of Merit

2000: Michigan State University - G. Malcolm Trout Visiting Scholar

2000: Institute of Food Science and Technology  (UK) - Fellow

2001: International Consulting Group, FAO, International Atomic Energy Agency, WHO - R.E. Engel Award

2002: California Extension Association - Program Award in Food Safety

2002: Institute of Food Technologists - Fellow

2005: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) - Elmer Marth Educator Award

2006: Philadelphia Section, IFT - Julius Bauermann Lectureship Award

2008: Extension Division, IFT - Outstanding Volunteer

2009: California Cheese and Butter Association - Lifetime Achievement Award

2010: National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science - Food Safety Award, Western Region

2011: Institute of Food Technologists - Carl R. Fellers Award

2012: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) - Fellow

2014: UC Davis College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences - Award of Distinction

2015: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) - Honorary Life Membership Award

2017: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) - President's Lifetime Achievement Award

2020: Institute of Food Technologists - Trailblazer Award & Lectureship