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06 FN: Susan Mayne

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2014 - Autumn


Susan Mayne, Ph.D., the C.-E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology, chair of the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, and associate director of Yale Cancer Center, was named to head the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Her appointment begins in January. Mayne has extensive experience in nutrition, toxicology and epidemiology and has worked to help pass public health bills in state legislatures, collaborated with the FDA and the National Institutes of Health, and served on the Food and Nutrition Board at the National Academy of Sciences. CFSAN is responsible for promoting and protecting public health by ensuring that the nation’s food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled, and that cosmetic products are safe and properly labeled. The Center regulates $417 billion worth of domestic food, $49 billion worth of imported foods, and over $60 billion worth of cosmetics sold across state lines, and is supported by a staff of over 800 employees, with a budget of nearly $300 million.

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