Office: 160 Humphrey School
Center/Department: Institute on the Environment
Biotechnology policy; regulatory policy; risk analysis; biochemistry/molecular biology; renewable energy programs; and nanotechnology policy
Prof. Kuzma is Associate Professor in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy program at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. Prior this position, she served as study director for several U.S. National Academy of Sciences reports related to biotechnology and bioterrorism/ /and as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Risk Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Agriculture where she worked on risk analysis for foodborne hazards such as E. coli 0157:H7 and BSE. Her current research focuses on risk and oversight policy for bio- and nanotechnology, and she is the recipient of four U.S. National Science Foundation-funded grants in this area. She was recently appointed as a Resident Fellow of the Institute on the Environment and under this fellowship, she is beginning to explore the use of system dynamics for risk policy associated with emerging technological products in the environment. She has published widely and spoken nationally and internationally in the areas of basic science, public policy, and risk analysis. She has served on the Governor’s Biosciences Advisory Committee, Board of the Biobusiness Alliance of MN, Executive Committee of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S-NET), the European Commission Advisory Group for the Science, Economy and Society Directorate, and the UN WHO-FAO Joint Expert Meeting on the Applications of Nanotechnologies to the Food and Agriculture Sectors. At the U of MN, she teaches courses in risk analysis and public policy, nanotechnology and societal implications, and science and technology policy.
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Faculty on leave Spring 2011.