Last updated on: 5/31/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Solenne Costard, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Consultant at EpiX Analytics
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Unpasteurized dairy products are responsible for almost all [95%] of the 761 illnesses and 22 hospitalizations in the United States that occur annually because of dairy-related outbreaks caused by STEC [E.coli], Salmonella spp., L. monocytogenes [Listeria], and Campylobacter spp… Consumers of unpasteurized milk and cheese are a small proportion of the US population (3.2% and 1.6%, respectively), but compared with consumers of pasteurized dairy products, they are 838.8 times more likely to experience an illness and 45.1 times more likely to be hospitalized.”

Cowritten with Luis Espejo, et al., “Outbreak-Related Disease Burden Associated with Consumption of Unpasteurized Cow’s Milk and Cheese, United States, 2009–2014,” cdc.gov, June 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Consultant, EpiX Analytics, Jan. 2012-present
  • Research Associate, Royal Veterinary College, University of London (UK), 2005-2011
Education:
  • PhD, Veterinary Epidemiology, Royal Veterinary College, University of London (UK), 2011
  • MSc, Veterinary Epidemiology, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, 2004
  • DVM, Veterinary Medicine, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse (France), 2004
  • Post Graduate Certificate, Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse, 2003
  • Studied at the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Nantes (France)
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Raw Milk More Healthful Than Pasteurized Milk?