Melvin N. Kramer Ph.D., M.P.H., is an environmental and infectious disease epidemiologist with over 30 years of professional experience as a consultant in all aspects of the food industry. Prior to starting EHA Consulting Group, Inc., in 1980, he held positions in both state and local health departments. He has consulted widely with cruise lines, educational institutions, food processors, manufacturers, importers and exporters, and served as an expert witness in matters relating to infectious disease epidemiology, environmental and public health matters concerning food safety, recreational facilities, and educational facilities and regulations enforced by among other agencies the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration. In addition, he was a panelist in rewriting the Vessel Sanitation Inspection Program for the Cruise Ship Industry on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
He has participated in epidemiological investigations of numerous outbreaks of foodborne and environmentally acquired diseases involving a wide variety of commodities and venues. He has authored numerous journal publications on food safety and infectious disease topics and has lectured nationally and internationally at colleges, universities and conferences and on behalf of the United States in trade negotiations involving food safety.
He has lectured in the U.S. and internationally at colleges, universities and conferences and has been in Asia several times discussing the food safety and human health aspects of the BSE (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy commonly known as mad cow disease) issue with U.S. trading partners, meeting with European and UK food-safety scientists and reviewing their testing protocols and procedures. Dr. Kramer also speaks frequently before food industry groups and governmental panels.
Dr. Kramer holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Health and a Masters degree in Public Health with concentrations in Environmental Health and Epidemiology.
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