and the Society for Nutrition Education. She has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Maryland and is a registered dietitian.
ALICIA L. CARRIQUIRY, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University. She has a Ph.D. in statistics and animal science from Iowa State. Since 1990, Dr. Carriquiry has been a consultant for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Human Nutrition Information Service. She has also done consulting for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Pork Producers Council, and is an affiliate for the Law and Economics Consulting Group. At present, Dr. Carriquiry is investigating the statistical issues associated with the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) and she has recently completed reports on improving the USDA’s food intake surveys and methods to estimate adjusted intake, and biochemical measurement distributions for NHANES III. Dr. Carriquiry is the president elect of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, a fellow of the American Statistical Association, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. She is editor of Statistical Science, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Statistical Science and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Her research interests include nutrition and dietary assessment, Bayesian methods and applications, mixed models and variance component estimation, environmental statistics, stochastic volatility, and linear and nonlinear filtering.
ROBERT J. COUSINS, Ph.D., is Boston Family Professor of Human Nutrition, and director of the Center for Nutritional Sciences at the University of Florida. He received his B.A. from the University of Vermont and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He did postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin as a National Institutes of Health Fellow. Dr. Cousins’ major research interests focus on the molecular and cell biology of zinc absorption, transport, metabolism, and function. His professional honors and awards include the Osborne and Mendel Award and the Mead Johnson Award, both from the American Society for Nutritional Sciences; a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health; and numerous special named professorships. Dr. Cousins is a member of numerous scientific societies, including the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Society for Toxicology. He served as president of both the Federation of American Societies for Experimental