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CURRICULUM VITAE - Christopher Adams Waldrop

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX chriswaldrop@gmail.com



2007 - present                        Consumer Federation of America                      Washington, DC
Director, Food Policy Institute

  • Responsible for research, analysis, advocacy, media outreach and funding of all food policy activities.
  • Coordinates Safe Food Coalition, a broad coalition of consumer, trade union, and foodborne illness victim groups, to improve food safety at federal level.
  • Serves on board of Partnership for Food Safety Education, a non-profit organization of consumer groups, food trade associations and government agencies, dedicated to increasing food safety education among consumers.
  • Serves on board of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing federal funding for the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Develops, organizes and raises funds for annual two-day food policy conference.
  • Delegate to the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue which works to harmonize consumer protection laws in U.S. and European Union through cooperative lobbying efforts of consumer groups from both U.S. and E.U.


2003 - 2006                            Consumer Federation of America                     Washington, DC
Deputy Director, Food Policy Institute

  • Advocated in Congress and at federal agencies for a safer, healthier and more affordable food supply. Researched numerous issues concerning U.S. food policy.
  • Featured frequently in national media on various food and nutrition issues. Quoted by Associated Press, Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight and other outlets.
  • Co-authored report analyzing USDA’s Listeria rule-making and suggesting ways to better protect the public from foodborne illness (December 2004).
  • Developed, organized and raised funds for annual two-day food policy conference for three years.
  • Served on editorial advisory board for industry publication Food Traceability Report.


1999 - 2001                           United States Peace Corps                       Ghana, West Africa
Community Health Educator

  • Working closely with three separate villages, incorporated essential elements of a comprehensive health education program aimed at increasing the overall health and sanitation of communities. Simultaneously designed, managed, and implemented multiple community projects towards this goal.
  • Fundamentally improved levels of health among community members. Increased knowledge of communicable diseases and protective measures to avoid disease.
  • Evaluated and re-designed Peace Corps’ Health Education program in Ghana. Created program goals, objectives and guidelines to incorporate a more expansive health agenda.
  • Designed training curriculum and relevant modules for incoming Peace Corps Volunteers. Established guidelines for utilizing community mobilization techniques in health education programs.



XXXXXXXX                                Johns Hopkins University                                 Baltimore, MD

  • Master of Public Health; obtained degree while working full-time.

XXXXXXXX                                Texas Tech University                                      Lubbock, TX

  • B.A., Advertising; graduated Cum Laude.



  • 2009, Committee to Review the Methodology Proposed by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for Risk-based Regulation of In-Commerce Activities, National Academy of Sciences