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Bio: Dr. Sally A. Miller is a Professor of Plant Pathology and State Extension Specialist for Vegetable Pathology at The Ohio State University. Her translational research is focused on the development of sustainable disease management strategies for conventional and organic vegetable crops, in open field and protected production systems.  Dr. Miller has been active in long-term international agricultural development projects on integrated pest management (IPM) and plant diagnostics in South and Southeast Asia, Ukraine, West and East Africa and Central America, primarily under the auspices of the US Agency for International Development.  Current USAID-funded IPM programs are underway in East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia) and South/Southeast Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia). She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Forum on Microbial Threats and One Health Action Collaborative, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Expert Panel on Antimicrobial Resistance, and the Executive Committee and two Working Groups for OSU’s Global One Health Initiative (GOHi).

Location: Department of Plant Pathology, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The Ohio State University
1680 Madison Ave
Selby Hall
Wooster, OH 44691

Description: My program includes basic and applied research on the etiology and management of diseases of vegetable crops, the characterization of plant pathogens, and food safety. Efforts are focused on:

  • Sustainable/integrated disease management in organic and conventional systems
  • Etiology of emerging diseases
  • Molecular characterization of pathogens relevant to vegetable agroecosystems
  • Detection technologies for pathogens and beneficial microorganisms
  • Role of plant disease management in food safety and interactions of plant and zoonotic pathogens