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Jeff Clark is a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Arkansas working under professor Philip Crandall. Jeff’s research interests include understanding how food safety culture, empathic concern for foodborne illness victims, and persuasive technology affect food safety practices at the industry level. Before grad school, he tried just about every job in the food industry, including busser, server, prep cook, caterer, meat clerk and quality assurance technician in produce processing. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart who he gets to jam with on the ukulele when he’s not collecting data or writing manuscripts.

Restaurant managers, wait staff, cooks and kitchen workers are on the front lines of food safety every day.

His day had just begun but already he was headed back home. The look of defeat in his eyes, the slight grimace on his face, and the sweat on his brow gave it…