Scientific Research Department

The Florida Department of Citrus’ Scientific Research Department is housed on the campus of the Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in Lake Alfred, Florida. As director, Dr. Rosa Walsh oversees current FDOC research efforts which focus on:

  • Sponsoring health and wellness medical research on the benefits of citrus
  • Supporting Global Marketing and Public Relations programs relating to the communication of the nutrition and health benefits of Florida citrus fruit and juice to health professionals and consumers
  • Monitoring threats to the industry and responds with appropriate analytical and health and wellness research programs.
  • Collaborating with researchers from UF/IFAS, USDA, and FDACS to enhance the research programs around the state

Scientific Research Department Staff

Rosa Walsh, PhD
Scientific Research Director
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Gail Rampersaud, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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Tony Trama
Chemist
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Orson Hiser
Administrative Assistant
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