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Roster of the Risk Communication Advisory Committee to the Food and Drug Administration

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   0 
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Chair
William K. Hallman, Ph.D.
Expertise: Social Psychology
Term: 10/10/2011 - 09/30/2015
Chairman, Department of Human Ecology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Cook Office Building 
55 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 

Designated Federal Officer (DFO) 
Luis Bravo

Office of Policy and Planning
Office of Planning
Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD  20993
RCAC@fda.hhs.gov
Tel 240-402-5274
Fax 301-847-8609

Susan J. Blalock, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Pharmacy
Term: 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017
Professor, Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina
Kerr Hall, CB#7360
Chapel Hill, NC  27599

Nananda Col, M.D., M.P.P., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Expertise: Risk Modeling and Decision Support 
Term: 10/10/2010 – 09/30/2014
Shared Decision Making Resources
1123 Five Islands Road
Georgetown, ME  04548

Paul G. Harwood, Ph.D., MA
Expertise: Information Communication Technology
Term: 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017
Staff Quantitative User Researcher
Twitter, Inc.
1355 Market St. Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94103

Moshe Engelberg, Ph.D.,M.P.H.
Expertise: Social Media and Marketing
Term: 10/01/2011 – 09/30/2015
President, ResearchWorks, Inc.
12396 World Trade Drive
San Deigo, CA 92128

Vicki S. Freimuth, Ph.D.
Expertise: Communications Research
Term: 10/10/2011 - 09/30/2015
Director, Center for Health and Risk Communication
Professor, Department of Speech Communication and Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication 
N107 Corverdell Center, University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602 

Parthasarathy Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., MBA
Expertise: Framing/Marketing
Term: 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017
Professor of Marketing
C.T. Bauer College of Business
University of Houston
4800 Calhoun
Houston, TX 77204

Jeremy N. Kees, Ph.D.
Expertise: Health and social marketing and public policy
Term: 10/01/2012 – 09/30/2016
Associate Professor of Marketing
Villanova School of Business
Bartley 3006, Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085 

Brooke F. Liu, Ph.D., MA
Expertise: Mass Communications
Term: 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017
Associate Professor
University of Maryland
Department of Communication
2110 Skinner Building
College Park, MD 20742

Daniel G. Morrow, Ph.D.
Expertise: Health communication and health literacy, cognitive aging, human factor and performance
Term: 10/01/2012 – 09/30/2016
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Education Building, 1310 S. 6th St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Ph.D.
Expertise: Cognitive Science, Risk Perception, and Product Safety
Term: 10/10/2010 - 09/30/2014
CEO & Senior Advisor
Huntley-Fenner Advisors
5319 University Drive, #137
Irvin, CA  92612 

Valerie Reyna, Ph.D.
Expertise: Gist Knowledge and Medical Decision Making, Risk Perception, Memory
Term: 10/10/2010 - 09/30/2014
Co-Director, Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research
Cornell University 
Department of Human Development
B44 MVR Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Roxane Cohen Silver, Ph.D.
Expertise: Psychology & Social Behavior
Term: 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017
Professor, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
Department of Medicine
Program in Public Health
4201 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-7085

Carolyn June Strickland, Ph.D., R.N.,C.H.E.S.
Expertise: Psychosocial and community health, health education, nursing
Term: 10/01/2012 – 09/30/2016
Associate Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health
University of Washington School of Nursing
Box 357263
Seattle, WA 98195

H. Shonna Yin, M.D., M.S.
Expertise: Clinical Pediatrics/Health Literacy
Term: 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017
Pediatric Physician
New York University School of Medicine
Bellevue Hospital Center
Department of Pediatrics
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

* As described in the charter for this committee, the membership includes no single designated consumer representative, but several voting members with experiential knowledge of risk communication including patient and consumer perspectives. Also as described in the charter, the membership includes no single designated industry representative, the Commissioner or designee may select an industry representative from a group of individuals nominated by industry to serve temporarily as nonvoting members who are identified with industry interests.

Updated November 7, 2013