Advancing Federal Nutrition Research to Improve America’s Health

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, we announced a supportive coalition of advocacy organizations and businesses at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Access the archived video recording of the event here.

The white paper on Strengthening Federal Nutrition Research was published Monday, July 20. Updates can be found on the white paper webpage.


The Federal Nutrition Research Advisory Group includes thought leaders from diverse backgrounds who are volunteering their knowledge and expertise to help consider and develop a strategy toward a new, robust, coordinated federal nutrition research effort. The group convenes regularly for discussions and to publish commentary on issues relevant to such an effort, bringing evidence, objectivity, and actionable policy recommendations.

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Dan Glickman, J.D.

Vice President, Aspen Institute

Executive Director, Aspen Institute Congressional Program.

Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

Senator Tom Harkin

Retired, Iowa’s Fifth Congressional District

David Kessler, J.D., M.D.

Director and Board Chair, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Former Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

William Li, M.D.

CEO, Angiogenesis Foundation

Joseph Loscalzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Distinguished Chair in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Yvonne Maddox, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Allied Health Sciences, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

President and CEO, TAThornton Foundation

Dariush Mozaffarian, DrPh, M.P.H., M.D.

Dean and Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Anand Parekh, M.D., M.P.H.

Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center

Sally Rockey, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Sylvia Rowe, M.A.T.

President, SR Strategy

Chair of the NASEM’s Food and Nutrition Board Food Forum

Patrick Stover, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife

Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Angie Tagtow, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Founder and Chief Strategist, Äkta Strategies

Senior Fellow and Endowed Chair, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Cathie Woteki, M.S., Ph.D.

President, Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation

Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University

Visiting Distinguished Institute Professor in the Biocomplexity Institute, University of Virginia

Joon Yun, M.D.

Yun Family Foundation

President and Managing Partner, Palo Alto Investors LP


Michael Myers, M.A.

Managing Director for Policy, The Rockefeller Foundation