served on the FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants. He was a member of the Federal Advisory Committee of the National Children’s Study to examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of children. Dr. Bellinger’s research interests include early insults to the developing nervous system, exogenous chemical exposures, and endogenous metabolic insults related to serious medical conditions. Much of his research has focused on the neurodevelopmental effects of children’s exposures to metals, including lead, mercury, arsenic, and manganese.
Ann Bostrom, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology. She is also Associate Dean for Research in the Ivan Allen College, the liberal arts college at Georgia Tech. Dr. Bostrom’s research and expertise are in risk perception and communication. Her research focuses on mental models of hazardous processes, including the perception, communication, and management of global environmental change. Dr. Bostrom is currently a member of the US EPA Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecosystems and Ecoservices, and has served on committees for the National Research Council and the Transportation Research Board. In 1997, Dr. Bostrom was awarded the Chauncey Starr Award for a young risk analyst from the Society for Risk Analysis. From 1999–2001, Dr. Bostrom directed the Decision, Risk and Management Science Program at the National Science Foundation. She has previously served on the National Research Council Committee on Optimizing the Characterization and Transportation of Transuranic Waste Destined for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the Committee for the Study of a Motor Vehicle Rollover Rating System, and the Committee for a Study of Consumer Automotive Safety Information.
Susan E. Carlson, Ph.D., is the Midwest Dairy Council Professor of Nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center (Kansas City) in the Schools of Allied Health (Dietetics and Nutrition), Medicine (Pediatrics) and Nursing; and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Missouri–Kansas City (Kansas City). Her research interests include the nutritional role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy outcome and infant development. In 2002, she was made an honorary member of the American Dietetic Association for her pioneering work in proposing and testing the theory that dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a component of human milk, is important for the developing human central nervous system. Dr. Carlson is an author on numerous peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters. She is a charter member of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) and has been an organizer for two international conferences on the role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids for maternal and infant health. She