is also a member of the American Society for Nutrition, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the American Pediatric Society, and the American Oil Chemists Society. Dr. Carlson reviews widely for journals devoted to publishing research in pediatrics, lipids, and nutrition.


Julie A. Caswell, Ph.D., is Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Resource Economics and Adjunct Professor of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. She served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Implications of Dioxin in the Food Supply. Her research interests include the operation of domestic and international food systems, analyzing food system efficiency, and evaluating government policy as it affects systems operation and performance, in particular the economics of food quality, safety, and nutrition. Her edited book publications include Economics of Food Safety, Valuing Food Safety and Nutrition, and Global Food Trade and Consumer Demand for Quality. Dr. Caswell has provided her expertise to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on food safety issues. She is a member of the Food Safety Research Consortium. From 1989–2002 she chaired the Regional Research Project NE-165, an international group of over 100 economists who analyzed the operation and performance of the food system. She has also held numerous senior positions with the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association.


Claude Earl Fox, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Miami and was previously a Professor of Population and Family Health Sciences in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Fox is also former Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute in Baltimore. Prior to this, Dr. Fox was Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services. His research focuses on population and family health and urban health. Dr. Fox served as the co-chair for the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Review of the Use of Scientific Criteria and Performance Standards for Safe Food. He has published widely on family and health issues and improving the nation’s health. Dr. Fox is a recipient of the John Atkinson Farroll Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Preventive Medicine and Public Health; the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Leadership Award; the Special Recognition Award from the National Rural Health Association; the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Leadership Award; the National Hispanic Medical Association Leadership Award; and others, and he is a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society.


Jennifer Hillard is a volunteer with the Consumer Interest Alliance of Canada. From 1996–2002, she served as National Vice President of Issues



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