Advisory Committees

Roster of the Science Board 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: 1
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Maria C. Freire, Ph.D.
Expertise: Global Health, Technology Transfer/Intellectual Property
Term: 2/1/13 – 12/31/16
President and Executive Director
Foundation for the NIH
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
Designated Federal Officer
Rakesh Raghuwanshi, MPH
Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
WO1, Rm. 3309
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Tel: 301-796-4769
Fax: 301-847-3536
Bruce M. Psaty, M.D., Ph.D., MPH.
Expertise: Cardiology, Epidemiology, Drug Safety
Term: 8/1/11 – 12/31/16
Professor, Medicine & Epidemiology
University of Washington
Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite #1360
Seattle, WA 98101-1448


Cynthia A. Afshari, PhD DABT
Expertise: Molecular Toxicology, Toxicology, Systems Biology
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/18
Amgen Inc.
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks, Ca 91320
Anthony Bahinski, Ph.D., MBA, FAHA
Expertise: Pharmacology, Toxicology, Bioengineering, Drug Safety
Term:  1/1/15 – 12/31/18
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired
Engineering at Harvard University
Center for Life Sciences Boston Building, 5th Floor
3 Blackfan Circle
Boston, MA 02115
Michael C. Gibbons, M.D., M.P.H.
Consumer Representative

Expertise: Urban Health expert, Physician Informatician
Term: 2/14/12 – 12/31/15
Assistant Professor  and Associate Director
Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
School of Medicine, Center for Health Promotion
2013 E. Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., MPH
Expertise:  Environmental Toxicology, Pediatrics
Term: 8/1/11 – 12/31/16
Dean and Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health
School of Public Health and Health Services
The George Washington University
2175 K Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037
William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise:  Oncology
Term: 6/21/12 – 12/31/15
Global Head, Janssen Research and Development
Johnson & Johnson PRD
920 Route 202
Raritan, NJ  08868
Annalisa Jenkins, MBBS, MRCP
Expertise: Drug Development, Medical Affairs
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/18
CEO, Dimension Therapuetics
PO Box 1152
Princeton, NJ 08542
Barbara B. Kowalcyk
Expertise: Food Safety, Biostatistics, Epidemiology
Term: 6/24/13 – 12/31/16
Senior Food Safety Risk Analyst
Center for Health and Environmental Modeling
RTI International
3040 Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Mark R. McLellan, PhD
Expertise: Food Science, Education and Research Administrator
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/17
Vice President for Research
Dean of the School of Graduate Studies
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Utah State University
1450 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1450
Lisa K. Nolan, DVM, MS, PhD
Expertise: Food Safety, Veterinary Medicine
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/17
Professor and Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
1600 S. 16th St.
2506 Veterinary Medicine
Ames, Iowa, 50011-1250
Steven M. Paul, M.D.
Expertise: Neurosciences
Term: 1/1/13- 12/31/16
Director, Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute
Burton P. and Judith B. Resnick Distinguished Professor in Neurodegenerative Diseases Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Department of Neurology and Neurosciences
1300 York Ave, 8th Floor, LC 802
New York, NY  10065
Theodore F. Reiss, MD, MBE
Expertise: Translational Science, Clinical Medicine, Bioethics
Term: 9/9/14 – 12/31/17
Vice President and Clinical Development Head, Primary Care
One Health Plaza
Hanover, NJ 07936
Dan M. Roden, M.D.
Expertise:  Clinical Pharmacology, Translational Science, Genomics
Term: 6/21/12 – 12/31/15
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology,
Director, Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics
Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Personalized Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
1285B Medical Research Building-IV
2215B Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN  37232-0575
Alan J. Russell, Ph.D.
Expertise: Regenerative Medicine
Term: 01/06/09 – 12/31/15
Highmark Distinguished Career Professor
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave.
1203 Hamburg Hall - ICES
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Minnie Sarwal, MD, DCH, FRCP, PhD
Expertise: Transplant medicine, genomics, proteomics and immunology
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/18
University of California San Francisco
Division of Transplant Surgery
M983D, 513 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94107
Laura L. Tosi, MD
Expertise: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Women's Musculoskeletal Health
Term: 9/9/14 - 12/31/17
Director, Bone Health Program
Childrens National Medical Center
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
111 Michigan Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Connie Weaver, PhD
Expertise: Nutrition, Food Science
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/18
Distinguished Professor and Head
Purdue University, Department of Nutrition Science
700 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Xiang-Qun (Sean) Xie, PhD, EMBA
Expertise: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/18
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences/Drug Discovery Institute,
School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh,
3501 Terrace Street, 529 Salk Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Michael J. Yaszemski, MD, PHD
Expertise: Orthopedic Surgery, Chemical Engineering
Term: 03/20/14 – 12/31/17
Professor of Ortopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and
Director of the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Gonda Building 14th Floor,
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905



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