Dr. Bourassa’s research focuses on poultry processing, microbiology, and food safety. Her poultry processing research topic areas have included stunning and animal welfare, the effects primary processing parameters on carcass microbiology, carcass sampling methods for foodborne pathogens, as well as the effects of on farm interventions on fully processed carcasses.

Dr. Bourassa’s extension program includes support of the Alabama poultry industry in the area of poultry processing by providing education in essential areas such as stunning animal well-being, food safety, and regulatory compliance.

Subject area:

  • Poultry Science

Geographic Area of Responsibility:

  • Statewide  
PhD, University of Georgia, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2013
MSA, University of Georgia, Poultry Science, 2004
BScAgr, University of Georgia, Poultry Science, 2002
Poultry Science Association