John J. Specchio

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Food Safety, Food Security, and Regulatory Science

Professional Association Memberships

  • Institute for Food Technologists
  • Association of Official Analytical Chemists
  • Council of Agricultural and Food Science
  • Association of Federal Food and Drug Officials

Work With Schools and Other Agencies

  • Chairperson of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Research Science Advisor Program, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs. Duties include chairing 35 university professors nationwide who are FDA Research Science Advisors. Under my direction, this program establishes the research priorities and approvals for the US FDA research program. In the last 5 years, I have planned and organized this program so that it reflects a nationwide effort to effectively address food safety and security issues by developing and implementing research to develop new and more accurate analytical methods.