External Advisory Committee
The External Advisory Committee (EAC) provides rigorous oversight on the long-term direction, scientific output, productivity, and overall performance of CRIS.
The EAC is comprised of experienced scientific leaders from academia, government, non-governmental organizations, and industry. This composition ensures that
- CRIS functions in a scientifically sound and objective manner.
- the program maintains autonomy and independence from any one sector's interests.
- CRIS's objectivity and credibility remains balanced across all stakeholders.
Additionally, the EAC provides advice to the CRIS Director on research, publication strategies, and outreach and communications activities.
Appointments and expectations
Academic, government and non-governmental organization partners are appointed to the EAC by the Internal Advisory Committee (IAC). Industry members of the EAC are elected by CRIS Partners.
All members of the EAC serve on a limited and rotating term basis to ensure
- no one person or entity has undue influence.
The EAC meet quarterly via teleconference to solicit, discuss, and prioritize emerging issues. They also meet face-to-face at least once a year – usually at the CRIS Annual Meeting.
You can learn more about the expectations and bylaws of the EAC by reviewing the External Advisory Committee Charter.
External Advisory Committee Members
Senior Science Advisor, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration
Chair, EAC Committee; Senior Vice President, Research, Quality and Innovation, Con Agra Foods
Professor, Imperial College of London
Senior Science Policy Advisor, Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration
Visiting Faculty, Harvard University; Adjunct Professor, University of South Florida, College of Public Health
Senior Vice President, Technical Services & Corporate Quality, Bumble Bee Foods
Chief, Cellular & Molecular Pathology Branch and Acting Molecular Pathology Group Leader, National Toxicology Program, NIEHS
Vice-Chair, EAC Committee; Field Crops and Advisory Team Specialist, Michigan Farm Bureau