Brief Biographical Sketches of the DGAC

Vice Chair: Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc.

Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA.

Dr. Lichtenstein is also Director and Senior Scientist, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Lichtenstein has broad expertise in nutrition and cardiovascular disease risk reduction. She previously served as a member of the 2000 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Dietary Reference Intake Panel on Macronutrients. Dr. Lichtenstein recently served as the vice-chair of the IOM Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrient Rating System and Symbols, a member of the IOM Committee on the Consequences of Sodium Reduction in Populations, the vice-chair of the ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults expert panel, a member of the AHA/ACC Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk expert work group, and is the lead author on the American Heart Association's current Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations.

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