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Marisa Bunning PhD

Associate Professor & Co-Director, Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (CoE)
  • Department of Community & Behavioral Health


Primary Phone:970-491-7180

Marisa Bunning is a professor and food safety extension specialist in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at CSU and in the Colorado School of Public Health.

Her teaching, research and outreach efforts are focused on improving food safety all along the food chain. Current projects include best practices for growing and handling fruits and vegetables to ensure safety; consumer food preparation practices; and local food system issues. 

One of her favorite parts of her job is mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in the development and delivery of outreach education materials. She is a collaborator with Colorado Integrated Center of Excellence in Food Safety, the Western Regional Food Safety Training Center, and currently serves as the co-leader of the Animals, People and the Environment concentration in the Colorado School of Public Health. 

Dr. Bunning is a member of the CSU Extension Food Systems Team and the One Health Food Systems Working Group.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Colorado State University, Ph.D., Food Science/Food Safety
  • Oklahoma State University, M.S., Plant Physiology
  • Cameron University, B.S., Botany

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