Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Members Announced

Twenty people have been named to the advisory committee that will help shape the 2025-2030 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

The Department of Health and Human Services released their names, calling them “nationally recognized experts in nutrition and public health.” But he did not immediately provide any explanation of why they were chosen or discuss their specific areas of expertise.

The DGAC website says that the coThe committee will “examine the relationship between diet and health at all stages of life, and will use a health equity perspective in its review of evidence to ensure that factors such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and culture are described and considered to the greatest extent possible based on the information provided in the literature and scientific data”.

HHS and USDA, which work together to coordinate the DGAC process, have yet to publish the scientific questions the committee will consider, beginning with its first meeting on February 9-10.

The members, along with quotes from the linked pages with biographical information, are as follows:

  • steven abrams, professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas at Austin. “He has conducted research studies using mineral isotopes in more than 20 countries and for 25 years operated the world’s largest nutritional research laboratory analyzing biological samples for mineral isotope enrichment.”
  • Cheryl Anderson, University of California San Diego. Anderson is professor and dean of the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Sciences. His research “focuses on nutrition and chronic disease prevention.”
  • aline andres, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is associate director of the Arkansas Child Nutrition Center and a professor of pediatrics. “His research interests of hers focus on optimizing pediatric nutrition to prevent childhood and adult disease, and on understanding the effects of the pregnancy environment on the future health and development of children.”
  • Sarah Booth, Tufts University. Booth is director of the USDA Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts and a senior scientist and leader of the Vitamin K Team at the center. “Booth is an international leader in vitamin K research. Among his many research accomplishments, [she] Booth discovered a previously undescribed form of vitamin K in the human diet created by the hydrogenation of dietary fats.
  • Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. She says that her research “focuses on nutrition education and health promotion with the goal of achieving behavior changes that prevent negative outcomes (eg, unhealthy body weight and comorbidities) and promote lifestyles.” healthy”.
  • Heather Eicher Miller, Purdue University. Associate Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Director of the Indiana Emergency Food Resource Network, her areas of expertise are “nutrition epidemiology; food insecurity; food assistance; Nutritional education; dietary pattern methods, [and] dietary evaluation.”
  • teresa fungo, Simmons University. Areas of expertise include nutritional epidemiology, dietary assessment, and development of non-communicable conditions (such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, fragility and fragility fractures).
  • eduardo giovannucci, Harvard University. Professor of nutrition and epidemiology, his research the efforts “focus on how nutritional, hormonal, and genetic factors are related to various malignancies, especially those of the prostate and large intestine.”
  • Valarie blue bird Jernigan, Oklahoma State University. She is a professor of rural health and executive director of the Center for Indian Health Research and Policy.
  • Cristina Palacios, Florida International University. Professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, “currently her research is focused on studying the role of diet and physical activity in obesity and weight gain in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women.”
  • Fatima Cody Stanford, Harvard University. She is a “physician scientist, educator, and policy maker in obesity medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.” She is director of equity in the Division of Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She “is a nationally and internationally sought-after expert in obesity medicine bridging the intersection of medicine, public health, policy and disparities.”
  • Christopher Taylor, The Ohio State University. Professor of medical dietetics and family medicine, “his two main areas of focus for him include eating patterns and the influence of personal factors on choice of lifestyle behaviour. … The second area of ​​his is the factors that influence behavior change.”
  • andrea deierlein, New York University. An associate professor of nutrition for public health, her research “focuses on examining how dietary, behavioral, and environmental factors contribute to reproductive health outcomes and the development of chronic diseases throughout life.”
  • jennifer orlet fisher, Temple University. Professor of behavioral and social sciences and associate director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education. His research focuses on the development of eating behavior during infancy and early childhood.
  • christopher gardner, Stanford University. A research professor who says his focus for the past 20 years has been to “investigate the potential health benefits of various dietary components or eating patterns, which have been explored in the context of randomized controlled trials in adult living populations.” free. Some of the interventions involved vegetarian diets, soyfoods and soyfood components, garlic, omega-3 fats/fish oil/flax oil, antioxidants, ginkgo biloba, and popular weight loss diets.
  • deanna holscher, University of Texas at Austin. She is director of the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living and a distinguished professor. Her research interests “include teaching children and their families to engage in healthier dietary and physical activity behaviors to avoid chronic disease, with an emphasis on addressing health disparities in the University of Texas System.”
  • Angela Odoms-Young, Cornell University. An associate professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, she is also director of the New York State Community Food and Nutrition Education Program and the New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. Her research “explores the social and structural determinants of dietary behaviors and related health outcomes in low-income and Black, Indigenous, and people of color populations.”
  • holly raynor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Raynor, a professor in the Department of Nutrition, is “a registered dietitian and a licensed psychologist. He conducts research on lifestyle interventions for pediatric and adult weight management.”
  • Sameera Talegawkar, George Washington University. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, her research “focuses on the role of diet and other lifestyle predictors in aging-related outcomes, and the role of diet in disparities of health experienced by minority and underserved populations.
  • Deirdre Tobias, Harvard University. Tobias is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition. She is an obesity and nutritional epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, whose research “explores the role of diet and lifestyle in obesity and its major chronic diseases, including gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes.”
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