James S. Dickson, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Animal Science of Iowa State University (ISU). He has 18 years of tenure at ISU and served as the chair of the Department of Microbiology from 1998 to 2003. Before his career at ISU, Dr. Dickson held a post with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service as a research food technologist and lead scientist. His research focuses on microbiological safety of food of animal origin, sanitization of these foods, and postprocessing survival of bacteria in foods. Dr. Dickson developed predictive Salmonella growth-control models that are cost-effective and of interest to USDA regulatory programs. He is a certified Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points instructor and has participated in a variety of local and international training courses, including those for food-industry audiences in Japan, China, and Singapore. Dr. Dickson served on the joint National Research Council–Institute of Medicine Committee on the Review of the Use of Scientific Criteria and Performance Standards for Safe Food and was chair of the joint National Research Council–Institute of Medicine Subcommittee on Meat and Poultry, both from 2001 to 2003. Dr. Dickson was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology in 1994 and is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and the Institute of Food Technologists. Dr. Dickson holds a PhD in food science and technology from the University of Nebraska.
John R. Dunn, PhD, DVM, is the deputy state epidemiologist in the Communicable and Environmental Diseases Services of the Tennessee Department of Health. He has held the position of state public-health veterinarian since 2007 and is the director of foodborne, vector-borne, and zoonotic diseases. Dr. Dunn also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and as an assistant clinical professor of preventive medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is a member of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Among the honors he has received is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Distinguished Service Award in 2006. He serves as the committee cochair of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings and chairman of the Tennessee Food Safety Taskforce. Dr. Dunn received his PhD in epidemiology and DVM from Louisiana State University.
Stephen Fienberg (NAS), PhD, is Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University. His principal research interests lie in the development of statistical methods, especially for problems involving categorical variables. Initially, he worked on the general statistical theory of log-linear models for categorical data, including approaches appropriate for disclosure, estimating the size of populations, and Bayesian approaches to the analysis of contingency tables. His research on disclosure limitation for categorical data, and on confidentiality privacy and security more broadly, has led to the creation of a new on-line journal, the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, of which he is editor-in-chief. Dr. Fienberg serves on the editorial board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America and was elected a member of NAS in 1999. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Society of Canada. He has served on 29 National Research Council, NAS, and Institute of Medicine committees and panels. He chaired the Committee on National Statistics in 1981–1987 and has served as cochair of the Report Review Committee since 2012. Dr. Fienberg received a PhD in statistics from Harvard University.
William K. Hallman, PhD, is chair of the Department of Human Ecology and director of the Food Policy Institute of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is a member of the Graduate Faculties of Psychology, Nutritional Sciences, and Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. Recent research projects have looked at consumer perceptions and behaviors related to agricultural biotechnology, animal cloning, avian influenza, accidental and intentional food-contamination incidents, and food recalls. Dr. Hallman recently served on the National Research Council Committee on an Evaluation of the Food Safety Requirements of the Federal Purchase Ground Beef Program. His current research projects include studies