January 26, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the arrival of Susan T. Mayne as the Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Dr. Mayne is an internationally recognized public health leader and scientist, and is also known as an outstanding administrator and coalition builder. With her rigorous training in nutrition, toxicology, and epidemiology, she will enhance the fundamental relationship between science and the FDA’s public health mission.
Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Mayne was the C.-E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology and Chair, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, as well as Associate Director of the Yale Cancer Center. Dr. Mayne has forged successful collaborations with NIH and USDA; worked with state legislators to pass public health bills; and mentored young public health professionals, who now occupy important positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and elsewhere. She has accomplished this while also conducting extensive research into the complex role of food, nutrition, and health behaviors as determinants of chronic disease risk. She is author or coauthor of more than 200 scientific publications.
For More Information
- Meet Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
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