Advisory Committees

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.

Designated Federal Officer (DFO)

Lee Zwanziger, Ph.D., Designated Federal Officer
Office of Planning
Office of Policy, Planning and Legislative Analysis
Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Tel 301 796-9151

Susan J. Blalock, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Expertise: Pharmacy
Term: 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2018
Professor, Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina
Kerr Hall, CB#7360
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Cynthia Baur, Ph.D.
Expertise: Health Literacy
Term: 10/01/2017 – 09/30/2021
Endowed Chair and Director
Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
School of Public Health
University of Maryland College Park
College Park, MD 20742

David M. Berube, Ph.D.
Expertise: Risk Communication, Nanotechnology
Term: 10/01/2016 – 09/30/2020
Professor, Communication
Campus Box 7565
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27606

Joseph N. Cappella, Ph.D.
Expertise: Communications
Term: 10/01/2017 – 09/30/2021
Gerald R. Miller Professor of Communication
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

W. Timothy Coombs, Ph.D.
Expertise: Crisis Communication
Term: 10/01/2017 – 09/30/2021
Professor, Department of Communication
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Nathan F. Dieckmann, Ph.D.
Expertise: Risk Communication; Biostatistics
Term: 10/01/2017 – 09/30/2021
Research Associate Professor
School of Nursing
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR 97239

James Dillard, Ph.D.
Expertise: Communications
Term: 12/30/2015 – 09/30/2019
Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802

Elizabeth Howlett, Ph.D.
Expertise: Marketing
Term: 10/01/2017 – 09/30/2021
Department of Marketing & International Business
Carson College of Business
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164

Gary L. Kreps, Ph.D.
Expertise: Health Communication
Term: 10/01/2016 – 09-30/2020
Professor, Department of Communication
George Mason University
Robinson Hall A339, MS 3D6
Fairfax, VA 22030

Charles Lee, M.D.
Expertise: Health IT, Health Literacy
Term: 10/1/2014 - 09/30/2018
Senior Advisor
First Databank
2000 Aerial Center Parkway
Suite 101
Morrisville, NC 27560

Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D
Expertise: Health Literacy, Health Research
Term: 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2018
Senior Director - Health Literacy and Research
Canyon Ranch Institute
Tucson, Arizona

Rajiv N. Rimal, M.A., Ph.D.
Expertise: Journalism, Mass Communication
Term: 12/30/2015 – 09/30/2019
Professor and Chair
Department of Prevention/Community Health
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C. 20037

Jeannie Sneed, R.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Food Safety, Organizational Behavior
Term: 12/30/2015 - 9/30/2019
Sneed Consulting
PO Box 1026
Stillwater, OK 74076-1026

Michael S. Wolf, M.A., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Expertise: Health Communication, Health Literacy
Term: 10/01/2016 – 09/30/2020
Professor, Medicine and Learning Sciences
Associate Division Chief – Research
Division of General Internal Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Mirian Zavala, DNS, RN
Expertise: Nursing, Health Disparities
Term: 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2018
Assistant Professor. Nursing
College of Mount St. Vincent
Bronx, New York

* 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.



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