and glycemic index. Selected issues are investigated in animal models and cell systems with the aim of determining the mechanisms by which dietary factors alter cardiovascular disease risk. Additional work is focused on population-based studies to address the relationship of cholesterol homeo-stasis and nutrient biomarkers on cardiovascular disease risk, and on the application of systematic review methods to the field of nutrition. She served on the IOM Dietary Reference Intake macronutrient panel, the IOM Food Forum and the IOM Committee on Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Promoting Healthier Choices. Dr. Lichtenstein completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University, holds a master’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University, and master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University.
Myron Weinberger, M.D., is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Director of the Hypertension Research Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Weinberger’s specialty is internal medicine and hypertension. His research interests include the relationship between salt intake and high blood pressure. In addition to serving on numerous scientific review committees, Dr. Weinberger is a member of several editorial boards, including those of Hypertension and the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. He has published more than 200 scientific articles on hypertension, many of which relate to the roles of sodium and/or potassium. Dr. Weinberger received the Robert Tigerstedt Award from the American Society of Hypertension and the Page-Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association for his research in hypertension. He received an M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine.