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Faculty Experts

Jennifer Quinlan, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Expertise:

Food

nutrition

Contact:

jennifer.julia.quinlan@drexel.edu

215.762.8456

Quinlan’s research focuses on identifying potential unique food safety risks for minority racial/ethnic and low-income populations. Quinlan co-developed the Don’t Wash Your Chicken campaign based on surveys conducted by her laboratory finding that washing raw poultry is a common unsafe handling practice across multiple demographics. Her laboratory also conducts basic research on Campylobacter jejuni, a leading bacterial cause of foodborne illness, which is common on chicken.


For news media inquiries, contact Frank Otto at fmo26@drexel.edu or 215.571.4244.

In the News

  • How to Eat Healthier Over the Holidays

    A study on not washing your poultry before cooking by Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, associate professor in the College of Nursing and Healthy Professions, was referenced in a Nov. 15 Yahoo! Finance article on healthy eating over the holidays.

  • Why You Shouldn't Wash Raw Chicken

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Sept. 29 Kitchn story on why people shouldn’t wash chicken before cooking it. The quote came from a Slate story from several years ago.

  • Health Hazards Lurk in Home Kitchens, Drexel Study Finds

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was featured in a May 18 WHYY/Newsworks.org story about her recent study on foodborne illness risk in home kitchens. Her work was also featured during a WXIN-TV (FOX-Indianapolis)broadcast on May 17.

  • These Are the 5 Most Disgusting Areas In Your Kitchen

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a May 15 Men's Health story on the dirtiest parts of home kitchens. She was also quoted in a similar story referencing her study on Philadelphia kitchens in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the same day. Quinlan's study was also covered on WPIX-TV (CW-New York).

  • Almost Half of Kitchens in This Health Study Could Give You a Foodborne Illness

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was interviewed for a May 10 Global News (Canada) story on her study into how many Philadelphia kitchens put you at risk for foodborne illnesses.

  • Hey Philly, Your Home Kitchen Probably Fails a Health Inspection

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was mentioned in a May 9 PhillyVoice story about her studies into foodborne illness risk in Philadelphia kitchens.

  • 15 Pro Tips for a Safer Kitchen

    Work by Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, on why people shouldn’t wash poultry before they cook it was highlighted in a May 9 MyRecipes.com article on keeping kitchens clean.

  • There’s No Need to Wash Your Turkey, and It Could Make You Sick If You Do

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Nov. 24 VICE “Motherboard” story on why you shouldn’t wash turkeys for your holiday dinners.

  • Think Twice Before Bathing That Thanksgiving Bird

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Nov. 18 WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org story about not washing turkeys.

  • Listeria in Caramel Apples

    The Drexel Food Lab in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was featured on KYW-TV (CBS-3) on Oct. 21 in a segment on caramel apples. Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was interviewed about how to avoid listeria. 

  • Why Washing Chicken before Cooking Is Unsafe

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a LiveScience contributed article about the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” campaign that ran in Scientific American on June 2.

  • Why Washing Chicken Before Cooking is Unsafe

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a contributed article on LiveScience.com on May 22 about the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” food safety campaign she co-developed in 2013.

  • Health: Chicken’s Hidden Danger

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Shauna Henley, a doctoral student in Quinlan’s lab, were featured on KYW-TV (CBS-3) on Nov. 7 in a segment about harmful bacteria on chicken.

  • Chicken Myths Debunked

    The “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” food safety campaign co-developed by Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was featured on ABC’s “The Chew” and the show’s blog on October 18.

  • 12 Ways to Keep You and Your Family Healthy

    The “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” food safety campaign by led by Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was referenced in an October 12 Parade story. An October 12 LiveScience article about the campaign appeared on Yahoo! News

  • 5 Chicken Kitchen Safety Tips

    The “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” food safety campaign by Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was referenced in the October 11 FoodNetwork.com blog “Healthy Eats.”

  • Salmonella outbreak in chicken sickens nearly 300

    Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and her “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” food safety campaign, were mentioned in a Boston Globe article on October 8 about an outbreak of foodborne illness.

  • Drs. Oz and Roizen: Don't wash the chicken!

    The nationally syndicated Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen column on September 16 mentioned the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” campaign co-created by Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

  • ConsumerWatch: Campaign Warns Against Rinsing Uncooked Chicken

    On September 5, numerous outlets including ABC, CBS and FOX TV affiliates, FOX News Radio and Chicago Tribune video covered the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” campaign developed by Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, with colleagues.

  • You may not have to wash that chicken after all

    On September 4, NBC Nightly News featured the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” campaign developed based on research in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College who helped develop the campaign, was quoted in a related story on NBCNews.com. NBC’s The TODAY Show and numerous NBC News affiliates around the country featured the story on September 5, as did several ABC, CBS and FOX News affiliate stations. “New Day” on CNN also discussed the story.

  • The Great Chicken Debate: To Wash or Not?

    Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in an AARP Blog post on September 3 about the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” food safety campaign.

  • Don't Panic! Your Questions On (Not) Washing Raw Chickens

    Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a story on NPR’s “The Salt” blog on August 31 addressing common questions about food safety risks involved with washing raw poultry.


  • Don't Wash Your Chicken!

    Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in stories on WTOP-AM (Washington, D.C.) and in LA Weekly on August 29, about the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” campaign.

  • Don't wash your raw chicken

    Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was interviewed on FoxNews Live on August 27 about the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” campaign. The campaign was also covered by TV affiliate stations around the country including WJBK-TV (FOX-Detroit) and WTEV-TV (CBS-Jacksonville) and radio stations including KGO-AM (San Francisco), KABC-AM (Los Angeles), Newstalk1010 (Toronto) and by the National Post.

  • Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

    Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” on August 27 and quoted in stories in numerous outlets on August 26, including Slate, the Toronto Star and MSN.com, about her food safety campaign, “Don’t Wash Your Chicken.”

  • Researchers say you shouldn't wash your chicken

    Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a FoxNews.com article on August 26 about her “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” food safety campaign.

  • Don’t Wash Your Chicken

    Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was interviewed in a Prevention magazine story on August 22 and for NPR’s “The Salt” blog on August 23 about food safety research and the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” campaign.

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