Abrams' research centers on the assessment of mineral requirements in children using stable isotope techniques. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, American Society for Clinical Nutrition, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, and Society for Pediatric Research, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

LINDSAY H. ALLEN, Ph.D., R.D., is professor in the Department of Nutrition and a faculty member in the Program in International Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. She received her B.Sc. in nutrition and agriculture from the University of Nottingham, England, and her Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California, Davis. Following post-graduate experience at the University of California, Berkeley, she joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Allen's research focuses on the causes, consequences, and prevention of micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, zinc, and riboflavin) in developing countries and on vitamin B12 deficiency in the elderly in the United States. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Nutrition and was awarded the Kellogg International Nutrition Prize in 1997. She is a member of the Food and Nutrition Board and the DRI Panel on Folate and Other B Vitamins and Choline. She previously served as chair of the Committee on International Nutrition, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and has authored over 120 publications.

BESS DAWSON-HUGHES, M.D., is a professor of medicine at Tufts University and chief of the Calcium and Bone Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. She directs the Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic at New England Medical Center. Dr. Dawson-Hughes received her B.A. in chemistry from Randolph-Macon Women's College and her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and serves on the Councils of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and the American Society for Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Dawson-Hughes ' research is directed at examining ways in which calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients influence age-related loss of bone mass and risk of fragility fractures. She has published over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and reviews.

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