Lori Pivarnik Biography
Lori Pivarnik, PhD
Coordinator, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Food Safety Outreach/Research Program, Cooperative
Extension and Rhode Island Sea Grant
Ph.D., Food Science, University of Rhode Island, 1990
Lori F. Pivarnik received her Ph.D. in food science from the University of Rhode Island in 1990. As the Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant seafood/food safety specialist in the University of Rhode Island Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Pivarnik has had responsibility for outreach programming for the Rhode Island food processing industry and producers of fruits and vegetables. She provides direct outreach and education in the areas of quality and safety and any mandated regulatory (i.e. HACCP) training. In addition, Pivarnik has developed and implemented a variety of food safety curricula for school-aged children and has developed food safety education and in-service opportunities for educators. Pivarnik also has a successful applied research program in seafood quality and safety. Pivarnik was a founding member and served for 4 years on the RI Food Policy Council and is currently a Board Member for Hope and Main Incubator Kitchen. Pivarnik is also a member of the National Seafood HACCP Alliance. She is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, Association of Food and Drug Officials, and International Association of Food Protection.