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: 6
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Designated Federal Officer

Karen L. Strambler, M.B.A., M.H.A.
HFS 024-Rm 1C-008
5001 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 240-402-2589
Fax: 301-436-2637





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: 10/26/15 - 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

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

Dojin Ryu, Ph.D.
Expertise: Food Science and Toxicology
Term: 6/21/2016 6/30/2020
Associate Professor
Bi-State School of Food Science
University of Idaho/Washington State University
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2312
Moscow, ID 83844 

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


* consumer representatives
**industry representatives

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