INF Governing Board
Irwin Rosenberg, Co-Chair
Dr. Irwin Rosenberg, the Jean Mayer University Professor of Nutrition at Tufts University, earned his M.D. at Harvard Medical School in 1959. Dr. Rosenberg has been on the INF Board since 1988. He succeeded Nevin Scrimshaw, founding editor of the FNB, as Editor-in-Chief in 1998.
Throughout his career, Dr. Rosenberg has participated in many national and international nutrition policy efforts. He was Chair of the Food and Nutrition Board and was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1994. Since joining Tufts, Dr. Rosenberg served as Dean of the Friedman School for nine years and Director of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) for 15 years.
Currently, Dr. Rosenberg is Co-Chair of the INF Governing Board and Associate Editor of FNB. Additionally, Dr. Rosenberg directs the Nutrition and Neurocognition Laboratory at the HNRCA. Dr. Rosenberg’s research interests include nutrition and aging; folate and micronutrient malnutrition as a global problem; relationship between homocysteine, B vitamin nutriture, vascular disease and age-related cognitive decline.
Susan Scrimshaw, Co-Chair
INF is truly lucky to have Dr. Scrimshaw join Dr. Rosenberg as Co-Chair of the INF Governing Board. Dr. Scrimshaw is President of The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY. Previous positions include President of Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and associate dean of public health and professor of public health and anthropology at the University of California at Los Angeles.
She is a graduate of Barnard College, with a Ph.D. in anthropology are from Columbia University. Her research includes community participatory research methods, health disparities, pregnancy outcomes, violence prevention, and culturally appropriate delivery of health care. When she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1993, she and her father, Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw, became the first father/daughter members of the NAM. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Anthropological Association.
She served on the Chicago and Illinois State Boards of Health and the New York State Minority Health Council. She is past president of the board of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science and of the Society for Medical Anthropology, and former chair of the Association of Schools of Public Health. Her honors include the prestigious Yarmolinsky Medal, given by the National Academy of Medicine for distinguished service, the Margaret Mead Award, and a Hero of Public Health gold medal awarded by President Vicente Fox of Mexico, an award also presented to her father. Dr. Scrimshaw lived in Guatemala until age 16. She speaks Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Arthur Bowen, Treasurer
Arthur Bowen graduated from Princeton in 1967 and from Boston University Law School in 1971. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1971 and the New York Bar since 1980. His personal commitments in the area of “public service” include, among others, being a member of the stewardship and planned giving committees of Trinity Church in Boston, a former trustee of the Roxbury Latin School, past president of the Princeton Alumni Association of New England.
Gerald Keusch, Liaison to Scientific Advisory Board
Gerald T. Keusch, MD is Associate Director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Boston University. His career has focused on tropical infectious diseases and the interactions of malnutrition and infection for which he has received the three major awards of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and co-chaired its recent report on Ebola clinical research. Dr. Keusch was a member of the Founding Board for the INF, and returned to serve on the Board in 2004. He is currently Chair of the INF Scientific Advisory Board.
Ricardo Uauy M.D. Ph.D. is Professor of Public Health Nutrition at Institute of Nutrition (INTA) University of Chile and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK . Medical Doctor University of Chile/1972, Ph.D. Nutritional Biochemistry MIT/1977.Trained in Pediatrics 72-74 and Clinical Nutrition 76-77 at Children’s Hospital Harvard /Boston and Neonatology Yale New-Haven Hospital 74-75; Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (USA). Assoc Professor in 1977, Professor in 1981. Director of INTA U of Chile 1994-2002. Has participated as expert in multiple WHO/FAO expert committees (Protein Energy 81, Fats and Oils 93, FBDGs 95, Obesity a Global Epidemic 97, Vitamin/ Minerals 98, Nutrition in the Elderly 98 and Human Energy needs 01, chair WHO/FAO Nutrition Diet and Chronic Disease 02, and Global Strategy WHO/03; WHO/FAO Scientific Update on CHO 06 and on Trans Fats 07, chair FAO/WHO Consultation Fats and Fatty Acids in Human Nutrition in 09. President of the IUNS 2005-09. Dr. Uauy was President of INF since 2013 and is currently the Executive VP of External Affairs for INF. Has published over 600 indexed publications in nutrition and health related issues.
John C. Wallingford, PhD, is an independent consultant (aka Nutrispectives, LLC) in the regulatory and scientific aspects of foods for special dietary uses, such as infant formula and medical foods both in the US and internationally. Previously he worked at FDA and with Wyeth and Pfizer Nutrition in regulatory and scientific leadership positions. He is a member of the Infant and Young Child Nutrition committee of ISDI, developing positions for Codex Committee for Foods for Special Dietary Uses; and frequently comments on FDA proposed regulations and Guidance documents related to nutrition. He is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and has been on the Board of Directors of the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation since 2010.
Dr. Simin Nikbin Meydani was appointed Vice Provost of Research at Tufts University in August 2016 after having served as the Director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University since 2009. She is professor of nutrition and immunology at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Tufts Sackler Graduate Program in Immunology. Dr. Meydani’s scientific interests include the impact of nutrition on the aging process and age-associated diseases, the role of nutrition on immune and inflammatory responses and predisposition to infectious diseases in developed and less developed countries. She is an internationally recognized scholar with more than 300 publications and continuous USDA, NIH, industry and foundation funding. Her research is multidisciplinary and expands from cell and molecular to animal and clinical investigations. Her honors include the American Aging Association Denham Harman Lifetime Research Achievement Award; American Society of Nutrition (ASN) Herman Award in clinical nutrition; ASN Lederle Award in Human Nutrition Research; Fellow of Hedwig van Amerigen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine; American College of Nutrition Grace Goldsmith Award; International HERMES Vitamin Research Award; She was the President of the American Society for Nutrition (June 2014-June 2015) and President of the American Aging Association (2005-2006). She has served the academic, government and corporate communities as: member of NIH Geriatric Rehabilitation Study Section, Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Section, and Cellular Mechanism of Aging and Development Study Section; member of USDA Human Nutrient Requirements for Optimal Health Program Grant Review Panel; member of United Nations FAO/WHO Expert Panel on Nutritional Requirements of the Elderly; member of NIH-funded Consortium Lipid Maps Scientific Advisory Committee, NIA Primate Calorie Restriction Project Advisory Board; member of the ILSI North America Board of Trustees, member of the editorial boards of several journals; chair of several FASEB summer conferences and other international meetings. Dr. Meydani holds a D.V.M. (Tehran University), an M.S. in Nutrition (Colorado State University) and a Ph.D. in Nutrition (Iowa State University).
Dr. Beatrice Rogers is Professor of Economics and Food Policy and Director of the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Program, which draws on the multidisciplinary expertise of the School, and focuses on the economic, political, and social science dimensions of global nutrition challenges.
Dr. Rogers is an economist whose research focuses on economic determinants of household food consumption, including price policy and food aid. Her current research assesses the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alternative supplementary foods for the treatment and prevention of moderate acute malnutrition in children, based on field studies in three sub-Saharan African countries. She recently completed a multi-country study in Bolivia, Honduras, and India, on how the benefits of food assistance programs can be made sustainable after the programs are closed – research that should inform the design of future development projects to ensure that interventions produce lasting change without creating dependence on external support. She has conducted research on the determinants of intra-household allocation of resources, focusing on the role of female household headship among other factors. She works primarily in low-income countries, and has worked in South and East Asia, Central and South America, and North and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is a leader in the development of interdisciplinary graduate education in food and nutrition, and has conducted funded research on appropriate graduate training for global nutrition and food policy professionals.
Dr. Rogers received her PhD from the Florence Heller School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare Policy at Brandeis University. She received the Friedman School’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 2008 and the Dannon Mentorship Award from the American Society for Nutrition in 2014, both honoring her mentorship of doctoral students. She is the 2017 recipient of the Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition Research. She is a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition.
Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was born Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn Debaratanasuda to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX, and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
Scientific Advisory Board
Gerald Keusch, Chair
Ricardo Uauy (ex-officio)