Monday, January 26, 2015

Dr. Susan T. Mayne takes charge at CFSAN

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) welcomed Dr. Susan T. Mayne as its new Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Dr. Mayne is best known for her studies in the role of diet, nutrition, and obesity in chronic disease risk. Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Mayne was the C.-E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology and Chair, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, as well as Associate Director of the Yale Cancer Center.  Dr. Mayne may be reached by e-mail at

Find Out More

January 26, 2015 FDA CFSAN Constituent Update, titled "Susan Mayne Takes Helm at CFSAN", posted at 

Additional information about Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D., is posted at

"Questions and Answers with Susan Mayne, the New Director of CFSAN" are posted at

What others are saying:

International Dairy Foods Association (IFDA)

"Susan Mayne is a distinguished scientist who has devoted her career to improving nutrition and public health,” said Joe Levitt, a former CFSAN director and now partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP, IDFA’s outside legal counsel. “This background will position her extremely well to face today's challenges as she moves into the CFSAN director's position."

Natural Products Association

In a statement to NutraIngredients-USA, Dr. Daniel Fabricant, CEO pof the Natural Products Association praised FDA’s decision saying, Mayne brings "credibility, energy and focus" to the role. Fabricant also noted, "[i]t's good for everyone having someone who can engage the public on the science because it's a scientific agency. " he reportedly told the publication.

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