Shannon L. Wisham, B.A., is a Research Associate in the Food and Nutrition Board at the IOM where she staffed the congressionally directed IOM studies and reports Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance and Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity?. She has also worked on several National Research Council reports, including Partnerships for Reducing Landslide Risk, Fair Weather: Effective Partnerships in Weather and Climate Services, Government Data Centers: Meeting Increasing Demands, Resolving Conflicts Arising from the Privatization of Environmental Data, and Review of EarthScope Integrated Science. She has been with The National Academies since 2001. She holds a B.A. in environmental science from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Previously, she worked as a researcher for Booz-Allen & Hamilton.