MORVARID BAGHERZADEH is an economist covering agricultural policies at OECD. Her current projects include stocktaking food waste data and policies relevant to food waste in OECD countries and monitoring developments in the European Union’s agricultural policies.
MARY E. BOHMAN is administrator of the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). She has served in a number of positions in ERS and was on the Agricultural Sciences faculty at the University of British Columbia.
JEAN C. BUZBY is chief of the Diet, Safety, and Health Economics Branch in the Food Economics Division of USDA/ERS. She oversees research and analysis on topics related to diet and health, including how U.S. food assistance programs affect diet and health, and topics related to food safety.
CHERYL CHRISTENSEN is chief of the Food Security and Development Branch in the Market and Trade Economics Division of USDA/ERS. The branch provides monitoring and analysis of global food security conditions; conducts research on the factors affecting food security and agricultural development; and explores the impact of factors such as climate change on food security in key countries.
CONSTANCE F. CITRO is director of the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) of the National Academy of Sciences, a position she has held since May 2004. She began her career with CNSTAT in 1984.
HARRY DE GORTER is professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. His research focuses on agriculture and trade policy with recent work on biofuels, food waste, agricultural trade reform, and the Doha Development Agenda.
KLAUS GRUNBERGER is a consultant in the Statistics Division of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). He is working on a comparison and reconciliation of food consumption from household surveys and food balance sheets and an econometric model for estimating food losses.
MARK D. JEKANOWSKI is chief of the Crops Branch in the Market and Trade Economics Division of the USDA/ERS, where he oversees research and market outlook activities for grains, oilseeds, cotton, sugar, and specialty crops.
HELEN H. JENSEN is professor of economics, and leads the food and nutrition policy research in the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University. Her research addresses the economics and design of food and nutrition programs and policies, food insecurity, food demand and markets, and food safety regulations.
SUSAN M. KREBS-SMITH (steering committee member) is chief of the Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the National Cancer Institute. She oversees research on surveillance of risk factors related to cancer, methodological issues to improve the assessment of those factors, and issues related to guidance and food policy.
AYLIN KUMCU is an economist in the Food Economics Division at USDA/ERS. Her research focuses on retail food prices and household demand for food.
JEFFREY T. LAFRANCE (steering committee member) is professor of economics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include food; agricultural and natural resource policy; microeconomic theory, models, and methods; and consumer and producer behavior.
ALANNA MOSHFEGH is research leader of the Food Surveys Research Group at the USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center. Her research interests and responsibilities focus on food consumption behavior and nutritional adequacy of American diets, food and nutrition policy, and dietary guidelines.
MARY K. MUTH (steering committee chair) is director of the Food and Nutrition Policy Research Program at RTI International in North Carolina. She also serves as adjunct associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University.
SARAH M. NUSSER (steering committee member) is a professor in the Department of Statistics, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, at Iowa State University. She also serves as a faculty member in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program and the Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program.
TABITHA RICH is an economist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. She is currently a research economist focusing on issues related to the economic importance of the agri-food sector and previously worked as a market analyst producing commodity forecasts.
KAI ROBERTSON represents the World Resources Institute as lead advisor for the Food Loss and Waste Protocol, a multistakeholder effort to create the global standard and guidance for measuring food loss and waste.
JOSEF SCHMIDHUBER (steering committee member) is deputy director in the Statistics Division of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). His areas of interest include commodity market analysis and outlook, trade and investment in agriculture, global food and nutrition issues, and climate change.
SHELLY SCHNEIDER is a principal environmental scientist and project manager for Franklin Associates, where she specializes in the collection, analysis, and management of solid waste data and the analysis of solid waste management systems.
JEAN M. SCHWAB (steering committee member) is a senior policy advisor and program manager in the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Currently, she is leading EPA’s new National Food Recovery Initiative.
LAURIAN UNNEVEHR has served on the faculty of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is now a professor emerita. Her contributions to the economics of food policy include the consumer benefits from agricultural research, the changing structure of food demand, and the economic tradeoffs in food safety and nutrition regulation.
JAY VARIYAM is director of the Food Economics Division at USDA/ERS. His research interests include understanding the determinants of nutrition, diet quality, and diet-related health outcomes, with special focus on the roles of information, nutrition knowledge, and educational attainment.
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