Expert Profile

Sandra Eskin

Director, Food Safety
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Sandra Eskin is the director of the Food Safety Campaign. The campaign seeks to reduce health risks from foodborne pathogens by strengthening federal government authority and the enforcement of food safety laws.

Before joining Pew, she spent nearly 20 years as a  legal and public-policy consultant to numerous consumer and public-interest Organizations during which she provided strategic and policy advice on a broad range of consumer protection issues, in particular, food and drug safety, labeling, and advertising.

Eskin previously worked as a federal government staff attorney, a legislative representative for the Consumer Federation of America, and served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection from 2000-2006. She has also participated on the congressionally mandated Steering Committee for the Development of Useful Prescription Medicine Information. 

Before she began her tenure as the food safety campaign director in November 2009, Eskin was the deputy director of the Produce Safety Project (PSP), an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts at Georgetown University.  While at PSP, Eskin was a senior scholar with the O’Neil Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. She has authored numerous reports and articles on food safety topics.

Eskin received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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