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Frank Leon Bryan

Frank Leon Bryan, American microbiologist, consultant, researcher. Recipient Norbert Sherman award, 1979, 82, 86, 91; Meritorious Service medal United States Public Health Service, 1981.


  • Bryan, Frank Leon was born on August 29, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Frank Leslie and Marie Georgia (Vogt) Bryan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1953. Master of Public Health, University Michigan, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, 1965.


    • Instructor University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1956-1958. Also training officer New England Field Training Station. Training officer in environmental health Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, 1958-1963, research in salmonella Ames, 1963-1965.

      Chief foodborne disease activity and scientist director Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, 1965-1985, consultant in food safety and training Lithoria, Georgia, since 1985. Member World Health Organization advisory panel food safety, International Commission on Microbiol. Specifications for Foods, member committee National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, lecturer foodborne disease epidemiology and control.


    • Author: (with Riemann) Foodborne Infections and Intoxications, second edition, 1979. (with others) Microorganisms in Foods 1, 1978, Microbiological Ecology for Foods, Volume 1 and 2, 1980. Diseases Transmitted by Foods, 1982, Microorganisms in Foods, 1986, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Evaluations, 1992.

      Manuals or investigation of foodborne, waterborne and vector-borne illnesses, and hazard analyses critical control point systems. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1953-1955, to captain United States Public Health Service, 1956-1985. Fellow International Association Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians (life, award 1991). Member American Society Microbiology, Institute Food Technologists, World Association Veterinary Food Hygienists (vice president), American Public Health Association, National Association Sanitarians, Sigma Xi, Phi Tau Sigma, Gamma Sigma Delta.


    • Married Ruth Ann McDonald, August 30, 1952. Children: Steven Harris, Sharryl Annual.
    • father: Frank Leslie Bryan
    • mother: Marie Georgia (Vogt) Bryan
    • spouse: Ruth Ann McDonald
    • children: Steven Harris Bryan
    • Sharryl Annual Bryan
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    • 1953
      Indiana University
    • 1956
      University Michigan
    • 1965
      Iowa State University
    • 1956 - 1958
      Instructor, University Massachusetts
      Amherst, Ohio, United States
    • 1958 - 1963
      training officer, in environmental health Communicable Disease Center
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1963 - 1965
      training officer, in environmental health Communicable Disease Center
    • 1965 - 1985
      chief foodborne disease activity and scientist, director Centers for Disease Control
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
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