Test-Retest Reliability of a Food Frequency Questionnaire to Assess Seafood Intake Dynamics for High-End Consumers in Coastal Gulf of Mexico Communities

Andy Kane

Andy Kane

Associate Professor And Director Of The Aquatic Pathobiology Laboratory
Department: Department of Environmental and Global Health
Phone: (352) 273-9090
Email: kane@ufl.edu
Mailing Address:
PO BOX 110885
UF AQUATIC PATHOBIOLOGY LABORATORY
GAINESVILLE FL 326110885
Physical Address:
BUILDING 1379 MOWRY ROAD
AQUATIC PATHOBIOLOGY LABORATORY
GAINESVILLE FL 326100001

My research program focuses on environmental and public health issues involving the human interface with aquatic and marine systems. Transdisciplinary collaboration and a community-based approach facilitate examination contaminant and water quality stressors on biota and host/pathogen interactions. Recent efforts have focused on behavioral toxicology, seafood safety in the Gulf of Mexico following DWH, oyster resource restoration and community-based science in Gulf coast communities, and health and safety of Gulf seafood workers. Additional interests include coastal oyster and clam aquaculture, water conservation and reuse, environmental reservoirs of non-tuberculous mycobacteria, teaching and scientific communication.

Accomplishments:
  • AFS Distinguished Service Award Nominee
    2019 · American Fisheries Society – Fish Health Section
  • WK Kellogg Community Engagement Scholarship Award
    2018 · Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU)
  • University Term Professor Award for Distinguished Research
    2017 · University of Florida
  • Outstanding Dedication and Community Service
    2015 · City of Cedar Key
Research Interests:
  • Aquatic pathology and toxicology
  • Behavioral toxicology Infectious diseases including non-tuberculous mycobacteria
  • Environmental change
  • Environmental health
  • Global Health
  • Low-level stress outcomes in aquatic organisms
  • Scientific outreach
  • Water quality
  • Zoonoses
Publications:
Grants:
  • Feb 2018 ACTIVE
    Omnibus 2018-2021_Florida Sea Grant Proposal
    US DEPT OF COMMERCE SEA GRANT PROGRAM · Project Manager
  • Nov 2017 – Jan 2020
    Strengthening Gulf Coast Resilience by Engaging, Educating and Empowering Vulnerable Populations
    FRANKLINS PROMISE COALITION INC · Co-Investigator
  • Sep 2016 ACTIVE
    Southeastern and Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCC-AHS)
    CTRS FOR DIS CNTRL INST OCCUP SFTY HLTH · Co-Investigator
  • Oct 2014 – Oct 2019
    Research, Communication and Community Engagement Support for Apalachicola Bay Oyster Restoration and Management
    FL FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMM · Principal Investigator
  • Jun 2011 – Apr 2017
    Health Impact of Deepwater Horizon Spill in Eastern Gulf Coast Communities
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIEHS · Project Manager
  • Feb 2010 – Sep 2016
    FSG Omnibus Master Award NA10OAR4170079 for years (2010-2013)
    US DEPT OF COMMERCE SEA GRANT PROGRAM · Project Manager
Education:
  • 1993
    Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Maryland
  • 1985
    Master of Science
    The Ohio State University
  • 1981
    Bachelor of Science
    Cornell University

Dr. Andy Kane, Makyba Charles and his team collected seafood consumption data from “coastal, high-end consumers of Gulf seafood,” using a survey instrument that is detailed in the below validation study. This paper is part of a series of manuscripts that covers the risk assessment of Gulf seafood after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Click here to read more.