Fulbright Scholar Award 2008-09
Phi Tau Sigma
Institute for Food Technologists
International Association for Food Protection
American Public Health Association
Kavanaugh, M. & J. J. Quinlan (2020). Consumer Knowledge and Behaviors Regarding Food Date Labels and Food Waste. Food Control. 115: Available online March 30, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107285.
Henley, S. C., Launchi, N. & Quinlan, J. J. (2018). Survival of Salmonella on Raw Poultry Exposed to 10% Lemon Juice and Vinegar Washes. Food Control. 94, 229-232.
Borrusso, P. A. & J.J Quinlan, J. J. (2017). Prevalence of Pathogens and Indicator Organisms in Home Kitchens and Correlation with Unsafe Food Handling Practices. Journal of Food Protection. 80(4), 590-597.
Henley, S. C., Gleason, J. & Quinlan, J. J. (2016). Don’t Wash Your Chicken!: A Food Safety Education Campaign to Address a Common Food Mishandling Practice. Food Protection Trends. 36(1), 43-51.
Quinlan, J. J. (2013). Foodborne Illness Incidence Rates and Food Safety Risks for Populations of Low Socioeconomic Status and Minority Race/Ethnicity: A Review of the Literature. International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health. 10(8), 3634-3652.
Don’t Wash my Chicken?! Identifying Barriers to Consumers Adopting Safe Food Handling Practices. 2019-2021, Quinlan, J.J. (P.I.), Gleason, J., Chamberlain, B. Martinez, P., Feist, S. USDA- Critical Areas in Research and Extension Grant - $299,905
Retail Business to Promote Consumption of Processed Foods that Contribute Key Nutrients of Concern to Consumers. 2015-2016, Quinlan, J.J. (Principal Investigator-P.I.) and President of small business awarded grant – 1505 Race St., LLC. USDA-SBIR Grant - $99,944
Identifying & Addressing Potential Poultry and Egg Mishandling Habits of Minority Racial and Ethnic Populations. 2009-2014. Quinlan, J.J. (P.I.), Stein, S.E., Gleason, J. Chamberlin, B. USDA-CSREES NIFSI Grant - $598,752
Determinants of Risks for Foodborne Illness among Populations of Different Racial, Ethnic and Socioeconomic Status. 2007-2012. Quinlan, J.J. (P.I.) and Evans, A. USDA-CSREES Grant - $700,610
Fulbright Scholar Award Grant 2008-2009 to travel to Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary for Spring Semester, 2009. $15,500
Examination of the Effect of Socioeconomic Factors on Food Quality and Safety. 2004-2006. Quinlan, J.J. (P.I.) and Anandan, S. USDA-CSREES SEED Grant - $99,996
Implementation and Evaluation of a Food Safety Education Campaign for College Undergraduates. 2007, Quinlan, J.J. (P.I.) Rutgers University – pass through funding from USDA-CSREES NIFSI Grant - $5,000
Editorial review board membership:
Journal of Food Protection
Food Protection Trends
Quinlan's laboratory focuses on identifying potential unique food safety risks for minority racial/ethnic and low income populations. The research has examined differences in quality and safety of food available to these populations at the retail level by auditing small corner markets in the urban environment as well as sampling and testing food available in small corner markets. Additionally it examined the use of GIS mapping to identify potential differences in food safety risks for these populations. More recently the laboratory has used focus groups and surveys to explore differences in handling of food by consumers of different demographics. This research identified the common practice of incorrectly washing raw poultry by consumers of ALL demographics. In response to this finding, the lab has worked with colleagues at New Mexico State University to develop education materials for consumers stressing the concept of not washing raw poultry. These materials can be found at: drexel.edu/dontwashyourchicken. Additionally, the laboratory has performed more basic research on Campylobacter jejuni, a leading bacterial cause of foodborne illness. The laboratory has also collaborated with Drexel's Plasma Institute to explore the potential for non-thermal plasma to eliminate Campylobacter and Salmonella from the surface of raw poultry.