Jeffery LeJeune

Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Jeffrey T. LeJeune is an internationally recognized expert in food safety and bacterial diseases transmitted between animals and people. He completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the Université de Moncton in New Brunswick and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from of The University of Prince Edward Island, both institutions in Canada. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Washington State University, where he also completed postdoctoral research training. In 2010, he was appointed to the rank of professor in the Food Animal Health Research Program at The Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, OH. His initial appointment at Ohio State was as an assistant professor and state extension specialist for food safety in 2001. He leads and conducts original interdisciplinary research and effective outreach education programs on the ecology, epidemiology, and microbiology of bacterial pathogens that are shared between animals and humans, especially as related to food contamination at the stages of on-farm production. He has been honored with several awards for research excellence and serves on a number of state, national, and international advisory committees related to the control of foodborne pathogens and diseases.