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Camila Rodrigues

Assistant Extension Professor

Horticulture

(334) 758-1107 

  crodrigues@auburn.edu 

  

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Address:
275 CASIC Building or
Auburn Univ, AL 36849

Biography

DEGREES EARNED

  • 2019 Ph.D. – Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Florida
  • 2013 M.S. – Biosciences and Pathophysiology, State University of Maringa (Brazil)
  • 2012 B.S. – Pharmacy, University Center of Maringa (Brazil)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2021 to Present – Assistant Professor and Fresh Produce Food Safety Specialist, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University
  • 2019 to 2021 – Adjunct Lecturer, Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Florida
  • 2019 to 2021 – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)
  • American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS)

Research

RESEARCH

My research program is focused on identifying potential sources of fresh produce contamination during production and processing while implementing mitigation strategies to minimize the risk of produce contamination on conventional, organic, and soilless farming systems.
  • Microbial risks associated with agricultural water, biological soil amendments, and post-harvest activities
  • Impact of conservation practices on farm food safety

Courses

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Publications

RECENT OR SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  • Rodrigues, C., da Silva, A.L.B.R., Dunn, L.L. Red Cabbage: Crop Management, Food Safety, and Biochemical Properties. Circular 1221. University of Georgia Extension Publications. Available at: https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1221.
  • da Silva, A.L.B.R., Coolong, T., Rodrigues, C. Hurricane Preparation and Recovery in the Southeastern United States: Watermelon Producers Guide. USDA, June 2020.
  • Dunn, L.L., Mitchell, B., Rodrigues, C., Townsend, A., KumarG.D., da Silva, A.L.B.R. Best Practices: Preharvest water sample collection. Circular 1191. University of Georgia Extension Publications. Available at: https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1191.
  • Dunn, L.L., Mitchell, B., Rodrigues, C., Townsend, A., KumarG.D., da Silva, A.L.B.R. Best Practices: Postharvest water sample collection. Circular 1192. University of Georgia Extension Publications. Available at: https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1192.
  • Rodrigues, C., Oleson, B., Dunn, L.L. Food Safety Needs Assessment for Georgia Specialty Crops Survey. Journal of Extension, 58(4): v58-4rb8.
  • Rodrigues, C.; da Silva, A.L.B.R; Dunn L.L. Factors Impacting the Prevalence of Foodborne Pathogens in Agricultural Water Sources in the Southeastern United States. Water. 2020, 12(51): 1-18.

EXTENSION

The mission of my extension program is to assist growers, producers, and stakeholders to improve and promote food safety practices in fruit and vegetable production. Activities include the development of educational material and specialized food safety programs and training for agents and stakeholders. My program is also focused on promoting best practices and innovations to ensure safe-to-eat, high quality products for existing and new high value markets.