The incoming members of the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee are leading ASN in furthering the goals of ASN 2028

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) welcomes members to new leadership positions on the ASN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee on July 1, 2020. These members are leading ASN in advancing the science, education and practice of nutrition. ASN 2028 outlines ASN’s path to a healthier world through evidence-based nutrition.

Lindsay Allen, PhD begins her term as President for the 2020-2021 year, taking over for Dr. Richard Mattes, PhD, who remains on ASN’s Board of Directors. Dr. Allen outlined her priorities for the next year in a presentation to the full ASN Board that further influence the success of ASN 2028, as ASN approaches its 100th Anniversary. Dr. Allen’s agenda also includes engaging the nutrition science community and relevant stakeholders in opportunities to learn, discuss, grow and work together to improve health around the world through nutrition science and practice; leading the world in advancing nutrition science policy and advocacy to improve public health; adopting strategies and activities that meet the needs of the Society and its stakeholders today while protecting, sustaining and enhancing resources for the future.

“ASN is such a fantastic professional organization with a strong and growing membership of excellent scientists, clinicians, policy makers and advocates from 180 countries all passionate about improving the health of people around the world through evidence-based nutrition,” said Dr. Allen. “I will focus my efforts to reach out and engage the nutrition community in academia and research, administration, national and international organizations, industry, and those who are involved in the development and implementation of na tional and global nutrition policies. During these unprecedented times, we all need to work together to ensure that the Society is focused on the right priorities, can continue to serve its members as well as other users of nutrition information, and build on its stellar record of accomplishments that advance health through evidenced based nutrition.”

2020 ASN Leadership Transition

President: Lindsay H. Allen, PhD, USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Davis  

Vice President: Paul Coates, PhD, Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, Retired

Vice President-Elect: Martha A. Belury, PhD, RDN, Ohio State University

Director-At-Large, Food & Nutrition Policy: Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RDN, Georgetown University Law Center

Director-At-Large, Global Nutrition: Keith West Jr., DrPH, MPH, RD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Director-At-Large, Medical Clinical Nutrition: Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Director-At-Large, Nutrition Science Mechanisms: Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa, PhD, FTOS, FAHA, Texas Tech University

Director-At-Large, Nutrition Science Translation: Michael I. McBurney, PhD, University of Guelph

2020 ASN Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee Member: Mary Ann Johnson, PhD, University of Nebraska Lincoln