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Risk Communication Advisory Committee Roster

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.

Baruch Fischhoff, Ph.D.
Expertise: Risk Perception and Communication, Decision Analysis
Term: 10/01/2007 09/30/2011
Howard Heinz University Professor
Department of Social and Decision Sciences
Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Executive Secretary (acting)
Lee Zwanziger

Office of Planning
Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, HFP-60
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel 301-827-2895
Fax 301-827-5340

Craig Andrews, Ph.D.
Expertise:  Marketing Communication, Consumer and Advertising Research
Term:  10/01/2008 - 09/30/2012
Professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing, Department of Marketing
681 Staz Hall
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI  53201-1881

Christine M. Bruhn, Ph.D.
Expertise: Food Safety Communication, Risk Perception
Term: 10/01/2007 09/30/2011
Consumer Marketing Specialist
Director, Center for Consumer Research
University of California, Davis
Department of Food Science and Technology
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Jacob DeLaRosa, M.D.
Expertise: Surgical Devices, Risk Communication to Patients
Term: 10/01/2007 09/30/2011
Assistant Professor Idaho State University
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Portneuf Medical Center
777 Hospital Way
Pocatello, ID 83201

AnnaMaria DeSalva
Expertise: Public Relations, Risk/Crisis Communication, Trust Building
Term: 10/01/2007 09/30/2009
Worldwide Director of Healthcare
Hill and Knowlton
New York, NY 10022

Michael Goldstein, M.D.
Expertise: Behavioral Medicine, Risk and Health Communication
Term: 10/01/2007 09/30/2010
Associate Director
Institute for Healthcare Communication
555 Long Wharf Drive, 13th Floor
New Haven, CT 06511

Sally Greenberg
Expertise: Consumer Advocacy
Term: Immediately 09/30/2011
Executive Director
National Consumers League
1701 K. St. NW
Washington, DC 20006

Prerna Mona Khanna, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Medical Broadcast Journalism, Disaster Support
Term: 10/01/2007 09/30/2009
Physician Consultant, ICYou.com
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of North Texas - Health Science Center
Lieutenant Colonel, Texas Medical Rangers
1618 Fairfax Lane
Chicago, IL 60181


Madeline Y. Lawson, M.A.
Expertise: Advocacy, Minority Health
Term: 10/01/2007 09/30/2010
Executive Vice President
Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural and Minority Medicine
1701 Q Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Musa Mayer, M.S., M.F.A.
Expertise: Patient Advocacy, Counseling, Journalism
Term: 10/01/2007 09/30/2010
250 West 82nd Street
New York, NY 10024

Sokoya Finch Nealy, M.A.
Expertise:  Grass-roots health communication coordination
Term:  10/01/2008 - 09/30/2012
Executive Director
Florida Family Expert
P.O. Box 6129
Tallahassee, FL  32314

John E. Paling, Ph.D.
Expertise: Risk Communication, Broadcast Media, Risk Perception
Term: 10/01/2007 09/30/2009
Founder & Research Director
The Risk Communication Institute
5822 NW 91st Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32653

Ellen M. Peters, Ph.D.
Expertise: Numeracy, Risk Perception, Decision Analysis
Term: 10/01/2007 09/30/2009
Senior Research Scientist
Decision Research
1201 Oak Street, Suite 200
Eugene, OR 97401

Betsy Lynn Sleath, Ph.D.
Expertise: Pharmacy, Sociology, Health Literacy, Health Communication
Term: 10/01/2007 09/30/2010
Professor of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy
Kerr Hall, Room 2214, CB# 7360
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7360

Michael S. Wolf, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Health Literacy, Medication Use
Term: 10/01/2008 - 09/30/2012
Assist Professor of Medicine & Learning Sciences
Director, Center for Communication in Healthcare, & Health Literacy and Learning
Institute for Healthcare Studies
Division of General Internal Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611



* 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, but depending on the meeting topic(s), at least one nonvoting member identified with relevant industry interests may be invited from existing members of other FDA Advisory Committees.

Updated February 26, 2009

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