Advisory Committees

Roster of the Food Advisory Committee

Applying for Membership on FDA Advisory Committees

As part of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees.

Current Number of Vacancies: 1
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Designated Federal Official

Karen L. Strambler, M.B.A., M.H.A.
HFS 024-Rm 1B-008
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 240-402-2589
Fax: 301-436-2637


Richard A. Durst, Ph.D.
Expertise: Food Science, Food
Technology & Chemistry
Term: 8/26/13 - 6/30/17
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Department of Food Science & Technology
Cornell University
425 Riley-Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Kevin L. Armbrust, Ph.D.
Expertise: Analytical Chemistry
Term: 1/10/13 - 6/30/16
Claiborne Chair and Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
School of the Coast and Environment
Louisiana State University
1259 Energy, Coast and Environment Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA. 70803

Leon H. Bruner, Ph.D., D.V.M.**
Expertise: Nutrition and Food Safety
Term: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/19
Senior Vice President and Chief Science Officer
The Grocery Manufacturers Association
1350 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

Alejandro Castillo, Ph.D.
Expertise: Food Microbiology, Food Science/Technology and Food Safety
Term: 7/28/15 - 6/30/19
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
2471 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843

Sharon M. Donovan Ph.D., R.D.
Expertise: Nutrition and Pediatric Development
Term: 8/26/15 - 6/30/19
Professor and Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
905 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Jeffrey M. Farber, Ph.D.
Expertise: Food Microbiology and Food Safety
Term: 10/27/15 - 6/30/18
University of Guelph
Department of Food Science
Guelph, Ontario N1G2N1

Susan V. Grooters, M.P.H.*
Expertise: Epidemiology, Food Science, and Food Safety
Term: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/19
Policy Analyst
Keep Antibiotics Working (KAW)
3525 W. Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

A. Wallace Hayes, Ph.D.
Expertise: Toxicology & Chemistry
Term: 8/26/13 - 6/30/17
Andover, MA 01810

Theodore P. Labuza, Ph.D.
Expertise: Nutrition and Food Science
Term: 7/28/15 - 6/30/19
Morse Alumni Distinguished Professor of Food Science and Engineering
Department of Food and Science and Nutrition,
University of Minnesota
Room 136A Andrew Boss Lab
St. Paul, MN 55108

Michael I. McBurney, Ph.D., F.A.C.N.**
Expertise: Nutrition and Food Science
Term: 7/21/14 - 6/30/18
Vice President
Science, Communication, and Advocacy
DSM Nutritional Products, LLC
45 Waterview Boulevard
Parsippany, NJ 07045

Sharon A. Meyer, Ph.D.
Expertise: Toxicology
Term: 7/21/14 - 6/30/18
Associate Professor
Department of Toxicology
College of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe, LA 71209

Thomas B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Pediatrics
Term: 8/26/15 - 6/30/19
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
550 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94143

Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D.*
Expertise: Toxicology and Food Safety
Term: 8/26/13 - 6/30/17
Consumers Union
101 Truman Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703

A. Catharine Ross, Ph.D.
Expertise: Nutrition
Term: 8/26/13 - 6/30/17
Professor of Nutrition
Occupant, Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Pennsylvania State University
110/204 Chandlee Building
University Park, PA 16802

Charles Santerre, Ph.D.
Expertise: Toxicology and Food Science
Term: 7/21/14 - 6/30/18
Professor of Food Toxicology
Department of Nutrition
College of Health and Human Sciences
Purdue University
Stone Hall, Rm. 205
700 West State St.
West Lafayette, IN. 47907

James H. Swain, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.
Expertise: Nutrition
Term: 11/26/13 – 6/30/17
Associate Professor & Director
Didactic Program in Dietetics
Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Walter C. Willett, M.D., M.P.H., Dr. P.H.
Expertise: Epidemiology
Term: 1/10/13 - 6/30/16
Chairman, Department of Nutrition,
Harvard School of Public Health
651 Huntington
Boston, MA 02115

* consumer representatives
**industry representatives

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