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Expert in Nutrition Labeling Laws and FDA Regulations, Nutritional Genomics, Disease Prevention, DHA

Expert ID: 731803 New York, USA

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Expert has been a researcher, consultant and teacher of nutrition at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the country. She is the Director of the Nutrition Information Center.

Her research focus currently centers on the nutritional interactions between genetics and the prevention of obesity and contaminant diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, as well as the optimal diet for cognitive function and visual acuity in young children. Expert holds numerous professional memberships and is actively involved with local and national committees related to diet, nutrition, and health issues. She has written and contributed articles and papers for publication in leading health and medical journals. She has co-authored two books, contributing Nutrition and Bone to Orthopedic Clinics of North America and Nutritional Factors in Hypertension to Contemporary Issues in Clinical Nutrition. She has also presented to Congress regarding the role of nutrition information and importance of safety and efficacy of nutritional supplementation.

Expert has had involvement with the following Corporations, Foundations and Associations: Martek Biosciences, PBM Products, J&J, McNeil, Glaxo Smith Kline, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pharmaton SA, Rexall Sundown, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Frederick Company, Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb, Mead Johnson, NuraCea Corp., Wyeth Consumer Health Care, Hoffman-La Roche, Mission Pharmacal, Novartis, Wakunaga of America, Bio-K Plus, Zicam, Blaine Pharmaceuticals, Amerifit Nutrition, Natrol, General Foods, General Mills, HJ Heinz, Beechnut Foods, Sunkist, Quaker Oats, Procter and Gamble, Canfield Scientific, UBS Financial Services
Donner Foundation, James Beard Foundation, American Zinc Association, International Bottled Water Association, International Olive Oil Council

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: Phd Subject: Nutrition Institution: New York Univerity
Year: 1974 Degree: M.S. Subject: Nutrition Institution: Rutgers University
Year: 1973 Degree: B.S. Subject: Nutrition Institution: Boston University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1982 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor of Nutrition in Public Health Department: Public Health Responsibilities: She is an Associate Clinical Professor of nutrition in medicine/pediatrics/public health
Years: 1999 to 2004 Employer: The Rockefeller University Title: Co-Director of Human Nutrition Department: Laboratory of Bio Chemical Genetics & Metabolism Responsibilities: Clinical Research

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1985 to 1993 Agency: NIH Role: Reviewer Description: Special Review Committee, Hypertension Prevention Trial National Heart, Lung, and Blood.
Special Review Committee, Post Coronary Artery Bypass Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Special Review Committee, Treatment of Mild Hypertension, National Heart, Lung, and Blood.
Special Review Committee, Aging and the Cardiovascular System, National Institutes of Aging.
Special Review Committee, Trials of Hypertension Prevention, National Heart, Lung, and Blood.
Special Review Committee, Treatment of Mild Hypertension Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood.
Special Review Committee, National Heart, Lung, and Blood.
Special Review Committee, Obesity Prevention in American Indian/Alaska Natives, National Heart, Lung,
& Blood.
Years: 2005 to Present Agency: Congress Role: spokesperson Description: Discussed nutritional state of America and the misuse of supplements.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1994 to 2000 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Director for research in cardiovascular disease and cancer - Garlic Information Center at Weill Cornell and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer center
Years: 1992 to 2002 Country / Region: Worldwide Summary: Director for research in cardiovascular disease and cancer - International Olive Oil Information Center at Weill Cornell and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer center and the Rockefeller University.
Years: 1998 to 2004 Country / Region: Worldwide Summary: Director for research in cardiovascular disease and cognitive function throughout the life cycle. Created DHA Information Center at Weill Cornell and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer center and the Rockefeller University and Hospital for Special Surgery.
Years: 1991 to Present Country / Region: Nationwide Summary: Created Calcium Information Center at Weill Cornell, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer and Hospital for Special Surgery.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
New York Heart Association-Coronary Care Committee, American Cancer Society-Nutrition Subcommittee, National Cancer Institute-"Partners in Prevention" American Cancer Society, Medical Affairs Department Consultant on Diet, Nutrition and Cancer, New York Heart Association-Subcommittee on Nutrition, Special Review Committee, Hypertension Prevention Trial National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Greater New York Dietetic Association-Elected Member Nominating Committee, Special Review Committee, Post Coronary Artery Bypass Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Special Review Committee, Treatment of Mild Hypertension, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Special Review Committee, Aging and the Cardiovascular System, National Institutes of Aging, NIH, Special Review Committee, Trials of Hypertension Prevention, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Special Review Committee, Treatment of Mild Hypertension Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Special Review Committee, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Special Review Committee, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Special Review Committee, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Special Review Committee, Obesity Prevention in American Indian/Alaska Natives, National Heart, Lung, & Blood Inst., NIH, Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee, Physician Nutrition Education Project, The American Dietetic Association
Professional Appointments
American Institute for Cancer Research, Cancer Resource Advisory Board, Co-Chair, First International Conference on Fats and Oil Consumption in Health and Disease, The Rockefeller University, Co-Chair, Second International Conference on Fats and Oil Consumption in Health and Disease, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Co-Chair, The Mediterranean Diet: Monounsaturated Fats in Health and Disease, The University of Chicago, Moderator, Strang International Cancer Prevention Conference, Cornell University Medical College, Scientific Advisory Board:AMDeC, Co-Chair, Third International Conference on Fats and Oil Consumption: Prevention of Chronic Disease, The Rockefeller University, American Institute for Cancer Research, Cancer Resource Advisory Council, Dietary Supplement Education Alliance, Scientific Advisory Board, Co-Chair, Fourth International Conference on Fats and Oil Consumption: Prevention of Childhood Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases, The Rockefeller University, Member of Obesity Council, Department of Pediatrics, WCMC, Member of Scientific Council, Airline Ambassadors International, Nutrition Forum Editor, Current Concepts and Perspectives in Nutrition, Contributing Editor, Nutrition Today, Contributing Editor, Woman's Day
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 2 books along with numerous articles and abstracts.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Representative Litigation Experience:

• Weight watchers vs Lean Cuisine for false advertising
• witness for class action suits for Ginseng supplements
• claims re: amount of lead in calcium supplements
• PBM vs. Mead Johnson on false advertising

Expert has been involved in cases dealing with: California, New Orleans, Cornell, Calcium Information Center, etc. Obesity, Cancer, Cancer prevention, heart disease, children's health, public health, nutrition labels, DHA center, Calcium, pediatric health, etc. Has been a spoke person for a lot of different companies. (Pharmaceutical and food companies.)
Expert has been involved in roughly 10 cases throughout career. More information available upon request.

Training / Seminars
Developed required and elective courses in Nutrition Weill Cornell Medical University which included:
cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, kidney diseases, nutritional assessment, osteoporosis, drug/nutrient interaction, breast/colon/prostate cancer, enteral/prenteral nutrition, neurological diseases and nutrition, food fads and nutrition, eating disorders.
Vendor Selection
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Marketing Experience
Has worked with major pharmaceutical and food industries as scientific adviser, consultant and spokesperson in the media discussing industry trends in health hazards, disease prevention and health promotion.
Other Relevant Experience
Representative Consulting Services and/or Projects:
Role as Consultant, Spokesperson and/or Member of the Scientific Advisory Board
1990-present for the following Corporations, Foundations and Associations:
• NIH
• Martek Biosciences
• PBM Products
• J&J
• McNeil
• Glaxo Smith Kline
• Boehringer Ingelheim
• Pharmaton SA
• Rexall Sundown
• Shire Pharmaceuticals
• Purdue Frederick Company, Inc.
• Bristol Myers Squibb
• Mead Johnson
• NuraCea Corp.
• Wyeth Consumer Health Care
• Hoffman-La Roche
• Mission Pharmacal
• Novartis
• Wakunaga of America
• Bio-K Plus
• Zicam
• Blaine Pharmaceuticals
• Amerifit Nutrition
• Natrol
• General Foods
• General Mills
• HJ Heinz
• Beechnut Foods
• Sunkist
• Quaker Oats
• Procter and Gamble
• Canfield Scientific
• UBS Financial Services
• Donner Foundation
• James Beard Foundation
• American Zinc Association
• Internatioal Bottled Water Association
• International Olive Oil Council

Fields of Expertise

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