Forum Directors (Click on each name for link to a biographical sketch)
R. Curtis Ellison, MD, Section of Preventive Medicine/Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA (Chair)
Henk Hendriks, PhD, Netherlands (Co-Director)
Creina Stockley, PhD, MBA, Independent consultant and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide, Australia (Co-Director)
Forum Members (Click on each name for link to a biographical sketch)
Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD*, Distinguished Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health and Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA USA (* Retired, 4 April 2019; died 9 June 2019)
Alberto Bertelli, MD, PhD, Institute of Human Anatomy, University of Milan, Italy
Dee Blackhurst, PhD, Lipid Laboratory, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Mladen Boban, MD, PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia
Marianne van den Bree, PhD. MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University, UK
Giorgio Calabrese, MD, Docente di Dietetica e Nutrizione, Umana Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Piacenza, Italy
Maria Isabel Covas, DPharm, PhD, Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition Research Group, Institut Municipal d´Investigació Mèdica, Barcelona, Spain
Alan Crozier, PhD, Plant Biochemistry and Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK (* Retired 12 November 2019)
Giovanni de Gaetano, MD, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo NEUROMED, Pozzilli, Italy
Luc Djoussé, MD, DSc, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Aging, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Ramon Estruch, MD, PhD. Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain
Alun Evans, MD, Centre for Public Health, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, UK.
Harvey Finkel, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Retired (Formerly, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA)
Tedd Goldfinger, DO, FACC, Desert Cardiology of Tucson Heart Center, University of Arizona School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA
Lynn Gretkowski, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Mountainview, CA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA (until 2022)
Dwight Heath, PhD, Dept. of Anthropology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Oliver James, MD, Emeritus Professor of Hepatology, University of Newcastle, UK
Imke Janssen, PhD, Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, IL, USA.
Ulrich Keil, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Epidemiology & Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
Arthur Klatsky, MD, Dept. of Cardiology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA
Maritha J. Kotze, PhD, Human Genetics, Dept of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa.
Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventos, PhD, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Barcelona, Spain.
Dominique Lanzmann-Petithory,MD, PhD, Nutrition/Cardiology, Praticien Hospitalier Hôpital Emile Roux, Paris, France
Federico Leighton, MD,* Laboratorio de Nutricion Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (* deceased, 27 April 2012)
Arduino A. Mangoni, PhD, Strategic Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Senior Consultant in Clinical Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA; Australia
Fulvio Mattivi, MSc, Head of the Department Food Quality and Nutrition, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, in San Michele all’Adige, Italy.
Ross McCormick, PhD, MSc, MBChB, Professor Emeritus, University of Auckland; former Associate Dean, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Linda McEvoy, PhD, Department of Radiology, University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA, USA
Francesco Orlandi, MD,* Dept. of Gastroenterology, Università degli Studi di Ancona. Italy (* deceased 12 November 2012)
Jean-Marc Orgogozo, MD, Professor of Neurology and Head of the Neurology Divisions, the University Hospital of Bordeaux, Pessac, France
Professor Andrzej Pająk, Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland
Matilda Parente, MD, consultant in molecular pathology/genetics and emerging technologies, San Diego, CA, USA.
Lynda H. Powell, MEd, PhD, Chair, Dept. of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA
Ian Puddey, MD, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
Cecilia Samieri, DVM, MSc, PhD, Senior Researcher, Epidemiology of Ageing and Cognitive Function, INSERM U897 and Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Erik Skovenborg, MD, specialized in family medicine, member of the Scandinavian Medical Alcohol Board, Aarhus, Denmark
Diewertje Sluik, DrPH, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, NL
Jan Snel, PhD, Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland
Jeremy P E Spencer, PhD, Reader in Biochemistry, The University of Reading, UK
Arne Svilaas, MD, PhD, general practice and lipidology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Pierre-Louis Teissedre, PhD, Faculty of Oenology–ISVV, University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
Dag S. Thelle, MD, PhD, Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway; Section for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Nicole H. Tran, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA
Gordon Troup, MSc, DSc,* School of Physics, Monash University, Victoria, Australia (* Deceased, 21 December 2015)
Fulvio Ursini, MD, Dept. of Biological Chemistry, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Susan J van Rensburg, PhD, Senior Scientist, Department of Pathology, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa (* Retired, 12 November 2019)
David Van Velden, MD, Dept. of Pathology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
David Vauzour, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Department of Nutrition, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Andrew L. Waterhouse, PhD, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis.
Yuqing Zhang, MD, DSc, Clinical Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine; Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Note: * Deceased members are included on the list as they had contributed to Forum critiques up until the time of their deaths.