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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.

Designated Federal Officer
Ashlee Janusziewicz, PharmD

Advisory Committee Oversight & Management Staff
Office of the Chief Scientist
Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Tel 301 796-7614

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

W. Timothy Coombs, Ph.D.
Expertise: Crisis Communication
Term: 10/01/2017 – 09/30/2021
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

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

Isaac M. Lipkus, Ph.D.
Expertise: Risk Communication
Term: 10/05/2018 - 09/30/2022
Duke University School of Nursing
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710

Christopher R. Trudeau, J.D.
Expertise: Health Literacy, Risk Communication
Term: 10/05/2018 - 04/26/2022
Associate Professor
University of Arkansas, William H. Bowen School of Law
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR 72204



* 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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