Patrick Baron, MSPH, is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Environmental Health Sciences Department. He received his MSPH in Occupational and Environmental Health from JHSPH in 2011. Patrick’s work focuses on the environmental epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in the US food system, among other food safety issues. His dissertation research compares the industrial and small-scale poultry meat supply chains in Maryland in terms of their contamination with drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, and will include an analysis of potential risk factors affecting food safety outcomes in small-scale poultry production and processing. Patrick’s advisor is Dr. Chris Heaney, PhD.