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Julie A. Albrecht, PhD, RD

Professor, Extension Food Specialist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Herbert Aldwinckle, PhD

Professor emeritus in the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Cornell University

Julian Alston, PhD

Professor, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics; Director, Robert Mondavi Institute Center for Wine Economics
University of California - Davis

Kenneth Anderson, PhD

Professor of Poultry Science, Extension Specialist - Commercial Layer & Small Flock Management
North Carolina State University

Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and International Health (Human Nutrition) Director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
The Johns Hopkins University

Liz Applegate, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Department of Nutrition and Director of Sports Nutrition, Intercollegiate Athletics
University of California - Davis

Bruce Babcock, PhD

Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development and Professor of Economics
Iowa State University

P. Stephen Baenziger, PhD

Wheat breeder and geneticist, former Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology and currently Professor and Nebraska Wheat Growers Presidential Chair
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Kristin Baker, PhD

Assistant Research Professor | ENACT
Sargent College at Boston University

James Barbaree, PhD

Associate Director for Research and Adjunct Professor for the Center for Detection & Food Safety in the College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University

Judy Barbe, MS, RDN

Food and Nutrition Consultant

Mark Barnett, PhD

Professor of Civil Engineering
Auburn University

Don Beermann, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Animal Science
Iowa State University

Marc F. Bellemare, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University

Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA

Professor of Food Science and Nutrition, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Central Washington University

Bill Berzonsky, PhD

Associate Professor of Plant Science
South Dakota State University

Danelle Bickett-Weddle, DVM

Lecturer and Associate Director at the Center for Food Security and Public Health
Iowa State University

S.F. Bilgili, PhD

Professor and Extension Poultry Scientist
Auburn University

Diane Birt, PhD

Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and Director of the Center for Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements
Iowa State University

Linda Benjamin Bobroff, PhD, RD, LD/N

Dept. of Family, Youth & Community Sciences
University of Florida

Eve Brantley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Agronomy & Soils
Auburn University

Mary Brewer, PhD

Professor of Food Science, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition
University of Illinois

Robert Burns, PhD P.E.

Professor of Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering
The University of Tennessee

Betty Burri, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition
University of California Davis

Frank Busta, PhD

Founding Director, Director Emeritus and Senior Science Advisor for The National Center for Food Protection and Defense, Professor Emeritus of Food Microbiology, and Emeritus Head of Department of Food Science & Nutrition
University of Minnesota

Patrick Byrne, PhD

Professor of Plant Breeding/Genetics (Molecular-Quantitative Genetics) and Graduate Student Coordinator
Colorado State University

Jude Capper, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Washington State University, affiliate position,
Montana State University

Brett Carver, PhD

Regents Professor, Wheat Breeding and Genetics and Wheat Genetics Chair in Agriculture
Oklahoma State University

Ken Cassman, PhD

Director of the Center for Energy Sciences Research and Professor of Agronomy & Horticulture
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Bruce Chassy, PhD

Professor of Food Microbiology and Nutritional Sciences; Executive Associate Director of the Biotechnology Center; Assistant Dean for Science Communications in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign

Cecilia Chi-Ham, PhD

Director Science and Technology, PIPRA
University of California-Davis

Lindsay Chichester, PhD

Extension Educator, agricultural production and animal welfare
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Bryan Chin, PhD

Materials Engineering Professor & Director of the Center for Detection and Food Safety
Auburn University

Roger Clemens, DrPH

Adjunct professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Associate director, regulatory science program, School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California

Peter Coclanis, PhD

Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor & Director of the Global Research Institute
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

John Comerford, PhD

Associate Professor of Animal Science
Penn State

Elina Coneva, PhD

Assistant Professor of Horticulture
Auburn University

Don Conner, PhD

Professor and Head of the Department of Poultry Science
Auburn University

Douglas Coutts, MA

Distinguished Visiting Faculty in the College of Human Sciences, Auburn University
Auburn University

Guy Crosby, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Harvard University

Anne Cundiff, RD, LD, FAND

President, Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Hy-Vee dietitian

Pam Cureton, RD, LDN

Dietitian, Center for Celiac Research
Massachusetts General Hospital

Pat Curtis, PhD

Director and Professor, Auburn University Food Systems Institute
Auburn University

Wendy J. Dahl, PhD, RD, FDC

Assistant Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department
University of Florida

Bruce Dale, PhD

Professor and Associate Director for the Office of Biobased Technologies
Michigan State University

Peter Davies, BVSC, PhD

Professor of Animal Science
University of Minnesota

William Deutsch, PhD

Director of Alabama Water Watch
Auburn University

Jeroen Dewulf, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ECVPH, Dipl. ECPHM

Professor, Veterinary Epidemiology Unit Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health
Ghent University

James Dickson, PhD

Professor, Department of Animal Science
Iowa State University

Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD, FAND

Nutrition Communications Consultant and Director of University Nutrition
Washington University in St. Louis

Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, PhD

Associate Professor of Food Safety Microbiology in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota

Concetta DiRusso, PhD

Professor, Nutrition & Health Sciences
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE

Food and nutrition expert, media resource, professional speaker and communications coach

Sarah Downs, MBA, RDN

MBA, RDN, Best Food Facts
Sarah Downs

Michael Doyle, PhD

Regents professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Food Safety
University of Georgia-Athens

Ann Draughon, PhD

Co-Director of the Food Safety Center of Excellence
University of Tennessee

James Dunn, PhD

Professor of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management Program Coordinator
Penn State University

Bruce Dvorak, PhD

Professor and Associate Chair, Civil Engineering-Lincoln
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Paul Ebner, PhD

Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences, emphasis on microbiology
Purdue University

Steve Enloe, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy & Soils
Auburn University

Terry Etherton, PhD

Department Head and Professor, Dairy & Animal Science
Penn State University

Glenn Fain, PhD

Assistant Professor of Horticulture
Auburn University

Maria Luz Fernandez, Ph.D

Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Connecticut

John Fetrow, VMD, MBA

Professor of Dairy Production Medicine
University of Minnesota

Kevin Fitzsimmons, PhD

Professor, Extension Specialist & Research Scientist
University of Arizona

Kevin Folta, PhD

Associate Professor and Interim Chairman
University of Florida

Ken Foster, PhD

Professor, Agricultural Economics
Purdue University

Arthur Frank, M.D.

Medical Director of the George Washington University Weight Management Program Washington, DC.
George Washington University

Julie Garden-Robinson, PhD, RD

Nutrition, food safety, food science
North Dakota State University

Wondwossen A. Gebreyes, DVM, Ph.D, Dipl. ACVPM

Associate Professor of Veterinary Preventative Medicine and Epidemiology
The Ohio State University

Konstantinos Giannakas, PhD

Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization in the Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sandra Godden, DVM

Professor of Veterinary Science
University of Minnesota

Stanley Goldfarb, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine

Tim Goldsmith, DVM

Assistant Clinical Professor, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
University of Minnesota

Jeffrey Graybill, MS, CCA

Agronomy Extension Educator
Penn State

Sheena Gregg, MS, RDN, LD

Assistant Director, Department of Health Promotion and Wellness
University of Alabama

Danielle Hammond-Krueger, MPH, RD, LD

Extension Program Specialist, Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Department of Nutrition and Food Science

Michael Hayes, PhD

Associate Professor for the School of Natural Resources and Director of the National Drought Mitigation Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ka He, MD, MPH, ScD

Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Indiana University

Lauren Headrick, MS, RD

FDACS/UF-IFAS Florida Farm to School Statewide Coordinator
University of Florida

Derek Heeren, PhD, PE

Assistant Professor of Irrigation Engineering, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Fellow, Biological Systems Engineering
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Travis W. Heggie, PhD

Assistant Professor School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies
Bowling Green State University

Matthew Helmers, PhD

Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Iowa State University

Alice Henneman, MS, RD

Extension Educator of Nutrition, Food Safety and Cooking
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Patricia Hester, PhD

Professor of Physiology
Purdue University

Steven Heymsfield, MD

George A. Bray, Jr. Endowed Super Chair in Nutrition Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University System

Charles L. Hofacre, DVM, MAM, PhD

Professor, Director Clinical Services, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia

Joseph Hotchkiss, PhD

Director of the School of Packaging and Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability
Michigan State University

H. Scott Hurd, PhD

Former Associate Professor of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine. We at Best Food Facts extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Scott, who passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Iowa State University

Chris Hurt, PhD

Professor of Agricultural Economics
Purdue University

Robert Hutkins, PhD

Professor of Food Science & Technology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Brian P. Jackson, PhD

Director, Trace Metal Analysis, Core Facility, Department of Earth Sciences
Dartmouth College

Larry Jacobson, PhD

Professor, Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering Department
University of Minnesota

Edward Jaenicke, PhD

Associate Professor of Agriculture Economics
Penn State

Denneal Jamison-McClung, PhD

Associate Director - Biotechnology Program
University of California-Davis

Helen Jensen, PhD

Head of the Food and Nutrition Policy Division for the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development and Professor of Economics
Iowa State University

Lawrence Johnson, PhD

Director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research, Directorof the BioCentury Research Farm and Professor of Food Science & Human Nutrition
Iowa State University

Carol Johnston, PhD, RD

Professor and Director, Nutrition Program
Arizona State University

Tony Johnston, Ph.D., CFS, MS, MPH

Professor, School of Agribusiness and Agriscience
Middle Tennessee State University

Julie Miller Jones, PhD, CNS, LN, CFS, FICC

Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emerita of Food & Nutrition, Department of Family, Consumer & Nutritional Sciences
St. Catherine University

Glenn Juday, PhD

Professor of Forest Ecology
University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Darrin Karcher, PhD

Extension Specialist, Poultry
Michigan State University

Nancy Keim, PhD, RD

Research Chemist, Western Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA ARS, and Adjunct Professor
University of California, Davis

J.M. Kemble, PhD

Professor of Horticulture
Auburn University

George Kent, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science
University of Hawai‘i

Ronald E. Kleinman, MD

Physician in Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

Joseph Kloepper, PhD

Professor in the Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Auburn University

John Lawrence, PhD

Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Professor of Economics
Iowa State University

Ty Lawrence, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Animal Science
West Texas A&M University

Peggy Lemaux, PhD

Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
University of California - Berkeley

Ronald P. Lemenager, PhD, PAS

Beef Nutrition and Management
Purdue University

Allen Levine, PhD

Dean and Professor of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
University of Minnesota

Brad Lubben, PhD

Assistant Professor and Extension Public Policy Specialist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln