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Experts at work

Apple Breeding

Susan Brown is a leading apple breeder who focuses on developing new varieties with unique flavors, ehnanced storage capacity, pest and disease resistance and other qualities.

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Empowering Communities

Tapan Parikh applies information and computing technologies to help citizens and governments collaborate on shared challenges.

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Child Development

Marianella Casasola works with NY Head Start programs on early intervention research to improve child cognition.

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Cornell Farmworker Program

Mary Jo Dudley improves workplace relations and aids in capacity building of farmworker communities in New York State.

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Youth Development

Valerie Reyna studies risky decision-making by teens and designs interventions to improve their health and well-being.

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Pet and Livestock Health

Karyn Bischoff examines the dangers of algae blooms in NY waterways for pets and livestock.

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Labor and Climate

Lara Skinner focuses on workers’ engagement in issues of sustainability, climate protection and economic alternatives.

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Food Economics

Aaron Adalja studies the economics of food safety in New York’s produce and dairy industries.

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Disability Policy

Susanne Bruyère leads research and outreach projects focused on employment and disability policy and effective workplace practices for people with disabilities.

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